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Candied Walnuts
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
22 mins
These quick and easy to make candied walnuts are an irresistible snack, but also make a nice addition to a salad or as a topping for a baked good like holiday Star Bread.
Course: Desserts/Sweets, Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Great Snacks, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4 (makes ½ cup)
Calories: 242 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  1. Melt the butter in a 10-inch non-stick skillet.
  2. Add the sugar and let the mixture cook over medium heat until the sugar starts to dissolve, swirling the pan regularly.
  3. Add the walnuts and toss around for a few minutes over medium-low heat.
  4. When the sugar starts to brown, turn the heat to low and cook, stirring or tossing constantly, until the nuts and sugar are a deep brown color.
  5. Transfer the nuts to parchment paper immediately, using a spatula to separate the nuts so they don’t stick together.
  6. Cool completely and enjoy as a sweet snack or as a topping for baked goods.
Nutrition Facts
Candied Walnuts
Amount Per Serving (0.25 recipe)
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 87IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.