Candied Walnuts {Easy Recipe} - Miss in the Kitchen (2024)

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Candied Walnuts are so easy to make with just a few ingredients. An addictive snack and perfect to top an ice cream sundae. This is a version of my mom’s secret recipe and a favorite to add to holiday gift baskets!

Walnuts are delicious but toasted walnuts are even better. This simple candied walnuts recipe adds a second step that toasts the walnuts with the brown sugar coating and they are the most delicious candied nut that I’ve ever tried!

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Ingredients for Candied Walnuts

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  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Kosher Salt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Walnut Halves

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How to Make Candied Walnuts

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  1. Add brown sugar, butter, water and salt to a pan and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.

Candied Walnuts {Easy Recipe} - Miss in the Kitchen (4)2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and boil about 1 minute.

3.Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

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4. Quickly mix in walnuts until well coated using a silicone spatula.

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5. Pour onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer. A silpat is a silicone baking mat that is perfect for everything from baking cookies to frozen pizzas.

  • Bake for 20 minutes.

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6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

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7. Break apart and serve immediately.

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How to Store Candied Nuts

Candied nuts will last about a week at room temperature in an airtight container (these are my favorite deli containers for storing everything). Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.

Nuts are best served at room temperature.

Recipe Variations for Candied Nuts

  • Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to the brown sugar mixture.
  • A pinch of red pepper can also go in with the brown sugar mixture for a sweet and spicy candied nut.

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Serve candied nuts as an appetizer along with our Spicy Chex Mix for holiday gatherings and it’s also a great addition to a desserts table.

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I make holiday goodie baskets for family and neighbors every Christmas and these Candied Walnuts are going to be the favorite this year. I found these super cute jars with lids from Amazon and they are perfect for making a homemade treat something special.

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Delicious Walnut Treats

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Two Tone Fudge

Layers of butterscotch and chocolate fudge loaded with crunchy walnuts. This is a holiday favorite from my mother in law's recipe box.

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Easy Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Simple chocolate chip cookies loaded with crunchy walnuts. An easy treat for any day of the week and delicious enough for a holidays and celebrations.

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Walnut Brownies

Rich, fudge brownies filled with toasted walnuts and caramel chips for a decadent and delicious dessert.

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Walnut Cinnamon Twists

All the flavors of a cinnamon roll in a light and fluffy bread twist with crunchy walnuts and a sweet drizzle of icing.

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Add candied walnuts to your favorite cookies, to top ice cream, or just as a tasty snack but they are also a delicious addition to salads.Once you see how easy and delicious these candied nuts are, you will be making them again and again.

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Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts are so easy to make with just a few ingredients. An addictive snack and perfect to top an ice cream sundae. This is a version of my mom's secret recipe and a favorite to add to holiday gift baskets!

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time25 minutes mins

Total Time30 minutes mins

Course: Desserts

Cuisine: American

Keyword: brown sugar walnuts, candied nuts, homemade gift, walnut candy, walnut recipes

Servings: 5 cups

Calories: 399kcal

Author: Milisa

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups walnut halves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.

  • Add brown sugar, water, butter and salt to a pan and place over medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until all combined.

  • Bring to a boil and cook for about 1 minute.

  • Remove from heat, quickly stir in vanilla and walnuts. Mixing until well combined.

  • Pour onto lined baking sheet and spread into a single layer.

  • Bake for 20 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Break apart and store in an airtight container.

Notes

Candied nuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Best served at room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 225mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g

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