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Candied Walnuts Recipe

Get stadium-quality candied walnuts in minutes in the comfort of your own home with just a few everyday ingredients. My Candied Walnuts Recipe will be one of your new favorite recipes to snack on.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 279kcal


  • Stove Top


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • In a large saute pan, melt the butter on medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium. Then, add the walnuts, white granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until all the sugar has coated the walnuts. Continue cooking and stirring for 2 minutes on medium heat until all sugar has dissolved on walnuts.
  • Remove the candied walnuts off the heat and pour the candied walnuts on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Spread the candied walnuts out and allow to cool and harden for at least 10 minutes. Store candied walnuts in a sealed container for up to one week.



  • Recipe Yields - This recipe yields 2 cups candied walnuts. That's enough for 4-8 people to snack on.
  • Quick Cooking - These walnuts cook in just a few minutes. Stir constantly and watch to make sure they don't burn.
  • Storing - If you don't eat all the glazed walnuts you can store in an airtight container for up to a week. Just reheat on a baking sheet for 1 minute in a 350 degree oven.
  • What to do with walnuts - candied nuts for salad, for snacking, on oatmeal, and even on cakes! The sugared walnuts are super versatile.


Serving: 0.25c | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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