5 Minute Candied Walnuts

These caramelized, candied walnuts are quite a treat. Toss them into your salad, over popcorn, or straight into your mouth. Crunch. Crunch.

These caramelized, candied walnuts are quite a treat. Toss them into your salad, over popcorn, or straight into your mouth. Crunch. Crunch. 

I love this easy method of making the candied nuts where everything goes into the pan at once. Other methods I’ve tried left me with globs of candy on the nuts rather than a more even coating. 

It also roasts the nuts at the same time so you don’t have to pre-toast them, then add them back to the pan to be coated, blah, blah. Who needs extra steps? 

It seriously takes about 5 minutes on the stove and 5 minutes to cool. The finished product is delicious! My husband was sampling them right out of the pan. P.S. This recipe can easily be doubled.   

Ingredients for Candied Walnuts:

1 cup walnut halves/pieces (you can also use this recipe for candied pecans)
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
1 Tbsp unsalted butter

How To Make 5 Minute Candied Walnuts:

1. Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, add 1 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 Tbsp butter.

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2. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently so your mixture doesn’t burn (especially towards the end).  When the sugar mixture starts melting, stir constantly until all sugar is melted and nuts are coated.

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3. Transfer immediately onto a sheet of parchment paper and separate the nuts right away. Using two spatulas will make this task go faster.

You don’t want to give the nuts a chance to turn into a wad of inseparable delicious goodness unless you are the only person who will be enjoying the wad ;). Seriously, move quickly from the time the nuts are coated until they are separated out on the parchment paper.

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Once the coating hardens (5-7 minutes), you can transfer them to a bowl and either inhale them right then and there or save ’em for a salad or something.

These caramelized, candied walnuts are quite a treat. Toss them into your salad, over popcorn, or straight into your mouth. Crunch. Crunch. These caramelized, candied walnuts are quite a treat. Toss them into your salad, over popcorn, or straight into your mouth. Crunch. Crunch.

Enjoy,  {crunch} pin it to your “recipes to keep forever” board, {crunch. crunch} and let me know how you liked the candied walnuts! {Crunch. Cruuunch. Crunch} 

5 minute Candied Walnuts

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Toss these caramelized walnuts into your salad, over popcorn, or straight into your mouth. Crunch. Crunch. I love this easy method of making the candied nuts where everything goes into the pan at once. Other methods I've tried left me with globs of candy on the nuts rather than a more even coating. It also roasts the nuts at the same time so you don't have to pre-toast them, then add them back to the pan to be coated, blah, blah. Who needs extra steps? It seriously takes about 5 minutes on the stove and 5 minutes to cool. P.S. This recipe can easily be doubled.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $3
Serving: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut halves/pieces (you can also use this recipe for candied pecans)
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, add 1 cup walnuts, ¼ cup granulated sugar and 1 Tbsp butter.
  2. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently so your mixture doesn't burn (especially towards the end). When the sugar mixture starts melting, stir constantly until all sugar is melted and nuts are coated.
  3. Transfer immediately onto a sheet of parchment paper and separate the nuts right away. Using two spatulas will make this task go faster. You don't want to give the nuts a chance to turn into a wad of inseparable delicious goodness unless you are the only person who will be enjoying the wad ;). Seriously, move quickly from the time the nuts are coated until they are separated out on the parchment paper.
  4. Once the coating hardens (5-7 minutes), you can transfer them to a bowl and enjoy!

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P.S. If you haven’t allready, make sure to try our honey roasted almonds. They are also amazing

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  • Ian Smith
    July 16, 2017

    That is very tasty! Recommend add seasame seeds during cooking for punch of flavors!!! 6 stars i wish!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 17, 2017

      I’m happy to hear you like the recipe Ian! Thanks for sharing your tip and great review for other readers! Reply

  • Perkins
    July 15, 2017

    Super delicious and easy. Might even try making a batch with peanuts. The candy is perfect and doesn’t stick to my teeth. Thank you for this great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe as much as I do! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Jaxy
    July 4, 2017

    I made these on a whim this afternoon. Super quick, super easy, really tasty! Thank you, Natasha! I’ll have to check out your other recipes! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2017

      My pleasure Jaxy! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Please let me know what you think of any others you decide to try! Reply

  • Preeta
    June 13, 2017

    Came out rather well…..thank you Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 13, 2017

      I’m glad to hear that Preet! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Kath
    June 6, 2017

    I just made these and they are delicious! I can’t stop eating them!!! Thanks for such an easy recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 7, 2017

      That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Kath! 🙂 Reply

  • R
    May 31, 2017

    These did not turn out like the picture shows. Instead of being caramelized, they were just coated in sugar. Use maple syrup instead Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 31, 2017

      Hi, did you alter anything in the recipe or possibly use a course sugar? That takes longer to melt so it isn’t ideal. I hope that helps! I haven’t tried with maple syrup – did that work well for you? Reply

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