Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts

For some reason every time I try to create a recipe using walnuts, my mind goes to baklava!  I’m sure there are many delicious recipes that are perfect when made with walnuts, but I just can’t get baklava out of my head!!

The very nice people at California Walnuts sent me a bag of delicious walnuts, and I really, really did try to come up with something exciting and different…..

Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts | | #CAWalnuts

and I did, but they are still inspired by baklava.  Maybe it is because my brain was in Greece during the entire month of July.  Maybe it is because I really do love baklava, I just don’t necessarily like standing in the kitchen for an hour and a half brushing butter on individual sheets of filo dough, LOL  These Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts give you the flavors of baklava, without the butter and hard work.

Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts |

Now that I think about it, butter might be a nice additional to these walnuts. 😉  For now, we are going to keep them simple and healthy.  Walnuts, honey, cinnamon, lemon peel, a pinch of salt, and vanilla is all you need to make this delicious snack.  Start by mixing all of the ingredients together in a bowl…..

Baklava Candied Walnuts mix

Pour the mixture out onto a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Make sure to spread them out into a single layer…..

Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts bake

Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, and voila…..

Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts cool

They will be hot and bubbly, and smell delicious!  Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely!  They will be sticky and gooey, but don’t worry, they will harden up as they cool.  Break them apart and store in a sealed container…or eat them all…your choice!!

Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts |

Isn’t the bag absolutely adorable?

CA Walnuts |

And of course they remind me of home. 🙂  Here are a few more recipes that include walnuts:

Baklava Cookies |

Baklava Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Walnut Ice Cream |

Vegan Chocolate Walnut Fudge Ice Cream

Baklava Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls |

Baklava Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Thank you so much for the delicious Walnuts. 🙂


Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Snack
Perfect for snacking, these Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts sweet and healthy at the same time.


  • 2 Cups California Walnuts
  • 8 Teaspoons honey (2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
Pour out onto a silpat/parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure to spread them out in a single layer.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Store in a sealed container.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!


  1. Mary C says

    This sounds good, but I’m confused by the honey. Is it 8 teaspoons? Oh wait, I just looked at my keyboard! It’s a typo in the parentheses. 2 tablespoons PLUS 2 teaspoons. Phew!

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