Spiced and Sugared Walnuts

2 c. walnuts

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. (1/2 stick) butter

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

Preheat crockpot about 15 minutes on high. Combine walnuts, sugar, butter and vanilla in crockpot. Stir until sugar is completely moistened and nuts are evenly coated. Cover and cook on high 15 minutes. Stir. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 hours, stirring each hour. Spread nuts on wax paper. Whisk together spices and sift over nuts. Allow to cool to room temperature and enjoy!