Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts Recipe
These sweet and crunchy nuts are scrumptious when paired with a creamy Brie or Camembert or sprinkled over salad. They freeze beautifully in a zip-top plastic freezer bag for up to 3 months.


Makes about 2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Bake: 22 Minutes


1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 cups water
2 1/4 cups (8 ounces) walnut halves


Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl.

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add walnuts, and cook 3 minutes; drain. Immediately place walnuts in bowl with sugar mixture, tossing to coat. Place walnuts in a single layer on a lightly greased jelly-roll pan.

Bake at 350° for 20 to 22 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Store in an airtight container.

Laura Werlin, The New American Cheese


March 2005
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