This post is sponsored by California Walnuts, a Produce Moms brand partner.
Truly, hors d’oeuvres don’t get any easier than Toasted Walnuts and Blackberry Jam Bites! Four simple ingredients and a few minutes in the oven and suddenly you have elegant bites perfect for parties but effortless enough to moonlight as a midnight snack.
While these luxurious jam bites are a delicious addition to any special occasion (think baby showers, wedding showers, engagement parties, or bachelorette brunches), don’t wait for a celebration to enjoy. We could all use small treats to help get us through these difficult days!
This is a great recipe to get the kids involved — even young children can help with this one. They’ll love filling up the phyllo cups. And it’s a great opportunity to introduce them to one of life’s other small delights — California walnuts!
California walnuts are packed full of rich nutty flavor and honest nutrition. They are a heart-healthy food and major brain fuel. And who couldn’t use a little extra brain power during long homeschool days?
Kids get a kick out of seeing that walnuts are shaped similarly to the heart and brain. It’s a great reminder to kids and parents alike that walnuts are a treat for your body, not just your taste buds.
Add California walnuts to this week’s grocery list and treat yourself to jam bites. You deserve it!
If you’re on the search for more walnut recipes, head to walnuts.org. There, you’ll find dozens of delicious recipes full of wonderfully nutty flavors! Here are a few of our favorites to indulge with:
- Walnut Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats
- Brownie Batter Walnut Dip
- California Walnut Campfire S’mores
Be sure to also follow along on Pinterest for the latest recipes!
What are your favorite little treats these days?
 Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet and not resulting in increased caloric intake, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. (FDA) One ounce of walnuts offers 18g of total fat, 2.5g of monounsaturated fat, 13g of polyunsaturated fat including 2.5g of alpha-linolenic acid – the plant-based omega-3.