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candied walnuts

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lillian Russo
Long Island, NY

This is one of those snacks that you just can't stop eating! I made this to bring to a party and it was gone very quickly! This recipe was posted on the Internet by a cook named Dawn Timmerman. The photo is my own.

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For candied walnuts

  • 1 lb
    walnut halves
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make candied walnuts

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread nuts in a single layer over a baking sheet. Roast for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until the nuts start to turn brown and the smell of roasting nuts fills the kitchen.
  • 2
    Stir together sugar, cinnamon, salt, and milk in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 minutes, or until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage of 236 degrees F (113 degrees C). Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla immediately.
  • 3
    Add walnuts to sugar syrup, and stir to coat well. Spoon nuts onto waxed paper, and immediately separate nuts with a fork. Cool, and store in airtight containers.

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