a white plate with Walnut-Stuffed Prunes

Walnut-Stuffed Prunes

Our simple Walnut-Stuffed Prunes are the perfect treat. They’ll satisfy your sweet tooth while helping you to build stronger bones and a healthy gut!

ingredients used to make walnut-stuffed prunes

What ingredients do you need to make Walnut-Stuffed Prunes?

Our simple recipe calls for four simple ingredients; walnuts, prunes, sugar and cinnamon. You probably already have everything you need in your pantry!

How to make Walnut-Stuffed Prunes

This recipe comes together in mere minutes. Simply butterfly a prune, stuff it with walnuts, dust in a cinnamon sugar mixture and repeat!

covering Walnut-Stuffed Prunes with cinnamon and sugar
a close-up of Walnut-Stuffed Prunes

Why are Walnut-Stuffed Prunes a great snack?

We could go on and on about the health benefits of prunes. California Prunes are the original good gut health food – but did you know that they also can help you to build and maintain strong bones? And if that’s not enough, they’re naturally sugar and fat-free!

a white plate with Walnut-Stuffed Prunes

Walnut-Stuffed Prunes

Our simple Walnut-Stuffed Prunes are the perfect treat. They'll satisfy your sweet tooth while helping you to build stronger bones and a healthy gut!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Holiday, Quick & Easy
Servings 8 servings
Calories 136 kcal


  • 24 California Prunes pitted
  • 24 walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Make a slit down the side of each Prune and place a walnut half inside.
    slicing a prune to make walnut stuffed prunes
  • Place a walnut half inside, wrapping the Prune around the walnut to cover it completely.
    insert a walnut into the slit to make walnut stuffed prunes
  • Mix sugar with cinnamon and place in a dish or pie plate.
    cinnamon sugar mixture to make walnut stuffed prunes
  • Roll Prunes in sugar mixture.
    rolling walnut stuffed prunes in sugar and cinnamon mixture
  • Store in an airtight container.


Makes 24 stuffed prunes.
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Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 236IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword appetizer, candy, stuffed prunes, walnuts
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