Candied walnuts

Candied walnuts tossed on top of a bed of fresh crisp greens is the makings for a amazing salad. They can also be tossed in your mouth just for the pure delight of it. Walnuts can be purchased already candied, however I prefer to make mine fresh at home. I especially like to use walnut halves instead of pieces. This gives you a nice big bite of sweet nutty perfection. This recipe for candied walnuts is really so easy you will wonder, “Why haven’t I done this before.?”

My sister often calls me and says, “How do I make this?” Candied walnuts is one of the things she called me for once after I told her she replied in disbelief, “Really is that it?” The answer is,  “Yes, really!  That is all there is to making candied walnuts. Sugar butter and nuts!”In heavy fry pan add butter, nuts and brown sugar.  Cook over medium heat. Stir while butter melts. Continue stirring until the sugar melts and a nice glaze forms. About 5-10 minutes. Remove nuts from pan and spread out on a greased cookie sheet. Separate into individual pieces and let cool.

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups walnuts
  1. In a heavy pan place brown sugar, butter and nuts, over medium high heat
  2. As butter and sugar melt stir continuously to coat the nuts about 10-15 min
  3. Continue stirring until sugar is caramelized
  4. Pour out on parchment paper
  5. Separate nuts into individual pieces then cool.

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