Quote Originally Posted by NotSo View Post
As mentioned twice above, I like mine with chocolate chips. A little almond extract makes a marvelous addition. I have found that you need to live in black walnut territory to get black walnuts, and even then you have to fight the squirrels for them. My preference is chopped peanuts.
Here, in Pure Appalachia, the "Amish" food stores have black walnuts, shelled. the only problem is that they are $11.95 a pound. But occasionally, they are worth it. If you get them in the winter, you get freshly shelled, the longer they get into spring, the less likely they are to be fresh.