Chestnuts are the edible seeds of the sweet chestnut tree that grow inside of a prickly casing called a burr. They have an inedible dark brown outer shell, and a bitter paper-like skin that needs to be removed before eating. The flesh of a chestnut has a somewhat soft texture, and a sweet nutty flavour. I usually eat mine with melted butter and salt, so it kind of tastes like popcorn, just less crunchy. Aside from eating them as is, you can also use chestnuts in savoury recipes like Thanksgiving stuffing, or in sweet preparations like Marrons Glacé. The important thing to remember here is that raw chestnuts must be cooked before you eat them. In Search of Yumminess
Nuts that are coated in brown crunchy sugar.