Mexican Mocha Walnuts

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Mexican Mocha Walnuts

Mexican Mocha Walnuts
3 cups walnut halves
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup Patrón Café (or other coffee liqueur)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. instant espresso powder (near the canned coffee)

Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 20 to 30 minutes, Makes: about 3½ cups

Stir together 3 cups walnut halves, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup Patrón Café (or other coffee liqueur), 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 325°F for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly, then toss with 1/3 cup additional sugar, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 tbsp. instant espresso powder (near the canned coffee). Store in an airtight container. Recipe may be doubled.  

Nutritional Information:
Nutrition per 1/4 cup serving: 210 calories, 4 g protein, 15 g total fat (1.5 g sat.), 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 0 points


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These were a big hit at recent Christmas party....made with Tuaca instead of Patron because it's what I had. Yummy! Mandy

Comment Number: 4788


Had lots of the extra topping left-over. Toss with it as soon as possible so it will stick. I added a teaspoon of chiptole for extra Mexican kick.

Comment Number: 4807


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