How to Make Candied Walnuts
Despite having a mild walnut allergy, I am still a sucker for them. I love the way they dress up an ice cream sundae or the way they crunch when baked inside of desserts like banana bread. Naturally, they are a bitter, almost dirt tasting nut, but I found a good way to jazz them up and make them even tastier.
Have you ever tried candied walnuts? I have tried them on top of rich, luscious desserts and fell in love. Their flavors sort of remind me of pecan-pie but in a portable, easy to eat way. They are perfect for topping oatmeal bowls, parfaits, trail mix, on ice cream, or alone.
Warning, these candied walnuts are super addicting, but oh, so good! The best part? They are so easy to make and you can be enjoying them soon! However, I must note that you must carefully pay attention to your prep and timing! Whenever working with cooked sugar, there is a fine timing line between caramelizing and burning your precious nuts!
So, want to try these Candied Walnuts? Here is the quick recipe- Please note their is a small window between golden brown, candied walnuts and burnt, black ones that are non-edible.
- 1 cup of Halved, de-shelled walnuts
- 1 tablspoon of Butter
- ¼ cup of White Sugar
- 1 teaspoon of water
- Prep a baking sheet with wax paper and place it right near your stove with some tongs or a spatula
- In a non-stick skillet, add your sugar, butter, and walnuts.
- Over medium heat stir constantly until you ingredients begin to melt
- Right once you start seeing the caramel brown, add in your teaspoon of water
- Nuts will be deep golden brown, and sticky- immediately transfer to the baking sheet and sperate them from sticking together.
- Allow nuts to cool for 10 mins-store in an airtight container.