How to Make Candied Walnuts

You can use this recipe for Candied Walnuts for any type of nut you prefer! They are so easy to make and can even be made ahead of time and kept in a sealed container for when needed. I used them on my Carrot Cake Trifle, which is a super easy dessert that anyone can throw together.

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You want to make sure you watch the nuts while they are cooking, this is not a recipe you want to leave unattended as the sugar cooks quickly and begins to crystallize (if you are not watching, it can burn easily).

How to Make Candied Walnuts

These Candied Walnuts only require 3 ingredients and can be adjusted if you want to add spice or change out the nut type! A great DIY gift for Holidays. 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Candied Walnuts with Brown Sugar
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 1 c Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Butter

Instructions

  1. in a small pan combine all ingredients over medium heat.
  2. Once butter and sugar melt together you can turn the heat up to medium high.
  3. Allow the nuts to cook in the sugar mixture for about 5 minutes, or until the sugar begins to crystallize (you will be able to smell the nuts browning at this point).
  4. Remove from the heat and place on a silicone mat (or parchment paper) on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Allow to cool and then gently crumble with your hands.
  6. Use in desired dish, or place in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks,

You can use this recipe for any type of nut you want to candy, and can even add in some spices to make a nice snack for when you get a craving! Enjoy.

How to make Candied Walnuts - The basics you NEED to know to make any kind of candied nut! They can be used in salads, desserts, or even eaten on their own.

How to make Candied Walnuts – The basics you NEED to know to make any kind of candied nut! They can be used in salads, desserts, or even eaten on their own.

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