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Candied Walnuts
Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts - a special Christmas treat; these crunchy cinnamon and sugar coated walnuts are quick to make.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 cup
Author: KitchenNostalgia
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 4 Tbsp sugar (white or/and brown)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Put walnuts, butter, sugar and salt in a heavy bottomed pan. Heat, stirring continually with wooden spoon or spatula (sugar will stick to metal), until sugar melts.
  2. In the end add cinnamon and vanilla and stir one more time.
  3. Place on baking paper and immediately separate walnuts with two forks or two spatulas to prevent clumping. Do not touch with hands as caramel can burn your skin severely.

  4. Let cool until hardened, about 5 minutes.