Candied Walnuts Recipe (How to Make Candied Walnuts)

Candied Walnuts are awesome for holiday appetizers, baking, snacking, and so much more. This Easy  Candied Walnuts Recipe is made in under 5 minutes and oh so tasty! Caramelized Walnuts are such a healthy snack including vitamin E, healthy fats, and antioxidants. We will show you How to Make Candied Walnuts, the perfect snack!

Candied Walnuts in a small glass jar

Candied Walnuts Recipe

Candied Walnuts are a (mostly) healthy snack that can be made in minutes. Learn how to make candied walnuts with this easy recipe!

This Candied Walnuts Recipe is my new obsession! I recently made this Baked Brie Recipe with Bacon and Candied Walnuts and I fell so in love with the Easy Candied Walnut part of the recipe that I thought they deserved their own post. I feel like the possibilities are endless with these sweet little Caramelized Walnuts.

Once you learn How to Make Candied Walnuts, you’ll be using them in all sorts of recipes. They would be awesome in baking (cookies! breads! more!), on top of bruschetta, topping salmon or mixed into sides such as brussels sprouts. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll find that they’re perfect for eating on their own.

These Caramelized Walnuts are the ultimate sweet & tasty snack!

Learn How to Make Candied Walnuts with this easy Candied Walnuts Recipe!

How to make Candied Walnuts

How to Make Candied Walnuts

If you don’t already know how to make candied walnuts, you’ll be happy to hear how easy it is! This Candied Walnut Recipe is so simple. You just need walnuts, brown sugar, and butter, plus a few minutes of time to cook these up.

I decided to make these Caramelized Walnuts with dark brown sugar to make them extra rich and tasty. I love the little candy bits that form on the edges of the walnuts. They almost taste like toffee or caramel walnuts.

This Caramelized Walnuts Recipe has just the right amount of sweet. Next time I’m going to play with the spices a bit…I think adding a dash of chili powder would be off the chain! Spicy and sweet is such a great flavor combination. These Candied Walnuts are quickly becoming one of my favorite snacks for anytime. They’re right up there with our Gardetto’s Recipe and Chex Party Mix!

Are Candied Walnuts healthy?

Candied Walnuts do have plenty of sugar, but walnuts are a super healthy snack you can feel good about.

Caramelized Walnuts contain a number of healthy brain compounds, including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants. Research also shows that eating walnuts may support brain health, including increasing reasoning and other brain functions in young adults. WOOHOO!

Yes you’re making them a little less skinny by adding the sugar and butter, but I still love this healthy snack. Caramelized Walnuts for the WIN!

Regular walnuts are good for you, so I’m going to choose to look the other way on the brown sugar and butter. I’m going to look at these as a healthy mid-day snack. Filled with fiber, protein, and omega 3. WIN WIN!

Caramelized Walnuts in a small glass jar

 

This Candied Walnut Recipe is so easy. Caramelized Walnuts are such a tasty addition to baked cheese dips, salads, and baked goods. They’re even good all on their own! You definitely won’t have any trouble finding ways to eat up these tasty walnuts.

If you like these caramelized walnuts, try these other simple snack recipes:

 

See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Candied Walnuts. Enjoy!

Candied Walnuts are awesome for holiday appetizers, baking, snacking, and so much more. This Easy  Candied Walnuts Recipe is made in under 5 minutes and oh so tasty! Caramelized Walnuts are such a healthy snack including vitamin E, healthy fats, and antioxidants. We will show you How to Make Candied Walnuts, the perfect snack!

Candied Walnuts Recipe

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied walnuts, caramelized walnuts
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 286 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

Candied Walnuts are awesome for holiday appetizers, baking, snacking, and so much more. This Easy  Candied Walnuts Recipe is made in under 5 minutes and oh so tasty! Caramelized Walnuts are such a healthy snack including vitamin E, healthy fats, and antioxidants. We will show you How to Make Candied Walnuts, the perfect snack!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut halves or chopped walnuts (We LOVE California Walnuts!)
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the walnuts, butter, and brown sugar and allow to melt, stirring with a spatula constantly to coat the walnuts. Once the walnuts are coated and the butter and sugar are fully melted, turn off the heat.
  3. Pour the walnuts onto a piece of parchment paper into one single layer, separating the walnuts to make sure they don't dry clumped together.
  4. Allow to dry 2 minutes before putting in an airtight container or enjoying.
  5. They're perfect on this Baked Brie Bread Bowl !
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Candied Walnuts Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Potassium 153mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

AROUND THE WEB: Want to find more recipes with walnuts? Check out some of our favorites like Baked Provolone with Walnuts, Glazed Walnut Butter Cake, and Oatmeal Walnut Cookies.

 

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