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Bacon and Bourbon Walnuts

Maple, Bourbon and Bacon Spiced Walnuts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Creative Culinary


  • 2 & 1/2 cups One 10-oz package Diamond Walnuts
  • 1 large egg white beaten
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6 slices bacon cubed and cooked until brown


  • Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • Mix all spices together in a small bowl.
  • Beat the egg white with a whisk until it is frothy; add the maple syrup and bourbon and continue whisking for another minute.
  • Add the walnuts to the bowl and coat well. Add the spices to the walnut mixture and mix until well blended.
  • Pour walnuts on a layer of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, stirring the walnuts every 5 minutes. After 15 minutes; add the crisp bacon and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Test a walnut to make sure it's fully roasted and crunchy; if not, continue to bake for another 2-3 minutes.
  • As soon as they’re done, remove from oven and spoon them onto a new sheet of parchment or waxed paper. Allow the mixture to cool. If some pieces stick together break them apart once they’re cooled!
  • Best served the day they are made but then...I don't know how you would have any left. :)