Sweet, sticky, and lightly caramelized candied walnuts are tasty on their own or in dishes like salads, or yogurt parfaits. Make these walnuts today and try not to gobble them all up because they are *that* delicious!
Candied Walnuts Recipe
Naturally, walnuts have a bitter, dirt taste. They can even cause mild allergic reactions in some people where their mouth feels prickly and irritated (it happens to me).
These candied walnuts are the perfect topping for oatmeal bowls, parfaits, trail mix, on ice cream, or alone.
How to make Candied Walnuts on the stovetop
The key to making candy coated walnuts on the stovetop is to be prepared. You must plan out this recipe despite it only taking 5 minutes since they can go from carmelized to burnt really quickly. With the right planning your walnuts will taste delicious!
Ingredients for Candy Coated Walnuts
- 1 cup of halved, shelled walnuts. You want them to be larger pieces versus tiny little, chopped walnuts.
- 1 tablespoon of butter. You can use either salted or unsalted so they can have a sweet and savory flair.
- 1/4 cup of white sugar. You can use brown sugar, but for this recipe I used the white variety.
- 1 teaspoon of water
Kitchen Tools To Make Candy Walnuts
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Rubber spatula
Directions to making the best 5 Minute Candied Walnuts Recipe
Once you have all your ingredients and supplies set up, heat your skillet over medium heat.
Add the butter, sugar, and walnuts.
Stir constantly until the butter and sugar begin to melt.
Once the sugar starts to brown, add the water immediately.
Transfer your golden brown, sticky walnuts to your parchment-lined baking sheet.
Allow you candy coated walnuts to cool.
Store them in an airtight container.
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 walnuts!
Love walnuts? You might like these other recipes that contain walnuts
or any of these other walnuts recipe in my recipe index.
So, want to try make these 5-Minute Candied Walnuts? Here is the printable recipe below:
5 Minute Candied Walnuts Recipe
- 1 cup walnuts whole, without shells
- 1 tablespoon butter unsalted
- 1/4 cup white Sugar
- 1 teaspoon 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.