1 cup of walnut halves
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
A dash of ground red pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the walnuts on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly brown.
In a saucepan over medium heat add the sugar, water, cinnamon and ground pepper. Place a candy thermometer in the pan and allow the ingredients to melt. DO NOT STIR until it reaches 238 degrees. This will take about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the walnuts.
Lightly spray the cooled baking sheet with non-stick spray. Spoon the walnut mixture onto it.
After the walnut mix has cooled you can serve whole or crush them into small pieces and place in a serving dish.