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5 Minute Candied Walnuts Recipe

Sweet, sticky, caramelized candied walnuts are tasty on their own or in dishes like salads, overnight oats, or yogurt parfaits. Make these walnuts today and try not to gobble them all up because they are *that* delicious! 
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied walnuts, sweet walnuts, walnuts
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 177cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $4


  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Wooden Spoon
  • measuring cup
  • large skillet


  • 2 cups walnuts shelled variety
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water


  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and place it on your stove alongside a pair of easily accessible tongs.
  • In a large, non-stick skillet, add your sugar, butter, and walnuts.
  • Over medium-low heat stir constantly until your ingredients begin to melt.
  • Around the 3-minute mark you'll start seeing the caramel thicken, become gooey, and brown, add in your water. Nuts will be deep golden brown, and sticky-
  • Using tongs, transfer to the baking sheet and separate them from sticking together.
  • Allow nuts to cool for 10 mins-store in an airtight container.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 177cal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg