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Shiny Candied Walnuts

Total time 20 mins

Makes 1 cup (serving size: 1 tbsp.)

To give these nuts their thin, glistening coating, we use powdered sugar rather than granulated, which tends to look dull and gloppy. Use the nuts to top ice cream, pie, or cake--or just eat them as is. This recipe goes with: Candied Orange Walnut Ice Cream Pie


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 63
  • caloriesfromfat 68 %
  • protein 1.1 g
  • fat 4.8 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • carbohydrate 4.8 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • sodium 37 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla with 1 tbsp. water. Pour in walnuts and stir thoroughly to coat every nook and cranny.

  3. With a slotted spoon, lift nuts from sugar syrup and spread on baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes. Cool until crunchy, and flake off any excess sugar.

  4. Make ahead: Up to 1 month, stored airtight at room temperature.