Candied Walnuts

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    Candied Walnut Recipe

    Candied walnuts, sometimes known as sugared walnuts or caramelized walnuts, they only take a few minutes to prepare and a handful of ingredients. They are super verstile, a great munchie on their own, they are also perfect on salads and for dessert recipes. 

    Candied walnuts are easy to make with just brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Add to any dessert, salad or more! #candiedwalnuts www.savoryexperiments.com

    Candied walnuts are easy to make with just brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Add to any dessert, salad or more!

    Candied walnuts are easy, however, they require a watchful eye. It only takes a moment for brown sugar to go from melted and gooey to burnt.

    Use candied walnuts in salads or even desserts, like Balsamic Strawberry Parfaits and my Pear Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing.

    Make sure to PIN Candied Walnuts before you go! 

    Balsamic Strawberry Parfait- Easy dessert recipe with layers of ice cream, yogurt-whipped cream mix, macerated strawberries and candied walnuts. Perfect for feeding a crowd or dinner parties! www.savoryexperiments.com

    Don’t this discourage you from making them though. One day I was running low on time and hubby, being the wonderful man he is, offered to help me out in the kitchen.

    Walnut Fact: They are prehistoric and the oldest food tree known to man! Known as a nutritional “powerhouse” they have been providing omega 3s and other healthy fats since way long ago! 

    One of his tasks was to make Candied Walnuts and to be 100% honest, I was a little nervous. I’m a little OCD and sometimes have a “I’ll do it myself to make sure it gets done right” attitude, but I let him do it.

    And you know what, they turned out perfect! If can make them, so can you!

    Candied walnuts are easy to make with just brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Add to any dessert, salad or more! #candiedwalnuts www.savoryexperiments.com

    I do recommend using a heavy bottom skillet to equally dispense heat and reduce the chance of burning. Fleur de sel will add another layer of sophistication and bring out the flavor in your walnuts. 

    If you opt to add cinnamon, make sure to use true cinnamon, read my The Truth About Cinnamon to make sure!

    What will you make with your Candied Walnuts? Inquiring minds want to know! Scroll down for more recipes with all sorts of walnuts! 

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    Tools for making caramelized walnuts:

    Heavy Bottom Frying Pan– this will be one of your most used kitchen tools. Having something that is heavy bottom will distribute heat better and prevent burning whether you are using an electric or gas range. 

    Parchment Paper– perfect for letting your candied walnuts cool and harden. 

     

    Candied walnuts are easy to make with just brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Add to any dessert, salad or more! #candiedwalnuts www.savoryexperiments.com

    Questions you might have about how to make candied walnuts: 

    How long are candied walnuts good for? This recipe is good for up to a week. Since they aren’t packaged with preservatives and other nonsense, they don’t last as long. 

    Do I need to refrigerate candied walnuts? Caramelized walnuts do not require refrigeration. In fact the sugar part will get super hard and need to come up to room temperture before eating. 

    Do candied walnuts have dairy? This recipe does include dairy because I use butter. 

    Can candied walnuts be made with a sugar substitute like Splenda or Equal? I am sure there are ways to do this, but my walnut recipe really needs brown sugar. 

    Candied walnuts are easy to make with just brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Add to any dessert, salad or more!Click to Tweet

    If you are looking for even more dessert recipes, snag a copy of my Easy Dessert Recipes Mini-Cookbook. Available here for only $0.99, these easy dessert recipes are ready with less than 30 minutes hands-on time and are sure to please all your family friends. From no-bake to make-ahead, you are sure to find something you love!

    5 from 1 vote
    Candied walnuts are so easy to make, why spend the extra money at the grocery store. Seriously, walnuts themselves are already pricey enough.
    Candied Walnuts
    Prep Time
    1 min
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    6 mins
     
    Candied walnuts are easy to make with just brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Add to any dessert, salad or more!
    Course: Dessert, Salad, Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: candied walnuts
    Servings: 1 cup
    Calories: 1102 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1 cup walnuts whole or halved
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
    • Sprinkle cinnamon optional
    • Sprinkle fleur de sel optional
    • Cooking Spray
    Instructions
    1. Heat butter in a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat.
    2. Add walnuts and sugar, tossing to coat. Allow sugar to melty and become sticky.
    3. Spray a piece of parchment paper with cooking spray.
    4. When walnuts are evenly coated, turn out onto parchment in a single layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon or fleur de sel (both optional).
    5. Allow to cool, then crumble.
    6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Candied Walnuts
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 1102 Calories from Fat 891
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 99g 152%
    Saturated Fat 21g 105%
    Cholesterol 60mg 20%
    Sodium 212mg 9%
    Potassium 563mg 16%
    Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
    Sugars 38g
    Protein 18g 36%
    Vitamin A 14%
    Vitamin C 1.8%
    Calcium 14.5%
    Iron 20.3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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