Easy Candied Walnuts are a nice, sweet appetizer or snack that the whole family will love. These are perfect for snacking, the holidays or giving as a gift to friends and families.
EASY CANDIED WALNUTS
I hope you all had a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving.
I can’t believe we are now approaching Christmas and the holiday season. As we get closer many of you might be looking for snack or appetizer recipes or maybe something edible you can gift to family and friends. This recipe for Easy Candied Walnuts is a nice one for just that!
You can make this recipe with just a few simple ingredients. I love making a double or triple batch so I can gift some but also keep some for myself. These walnuts work great on salads, as a snack or as I mentioned a gift.
Walnuts are a very healthy food and something I try to incorporate into my diet. If you like walnuts try this recipe for How to Make a Cheese Ball which uses walnuts to coat the outside of the cheese ball, or these Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries that uses walnuts.
I also love using walnuts in my oatmeal like in this Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THESE GLAZED WALNUTS?
WALNUTS: Walnuts are the star of the show. They are a healthy nut to eat and great for heart and brain health.
If you don’t have walnuts or don’t like them you can easily sub in a different nut in the place of them.
SUGAR: For this recipe I used sugar but you can also use brown sugar if you would prefer.
VANILLA: Vanilla adds some extra flavor to these walnuts. If you don’t have it on hand you can skip it but I suggest trying to use it.
CINNAMON: Cinnamon also adds some nice spice and has health benefits as well.
EGG WHITE: The egg white helps to bind everything together on the walnuts.
HOW DO YOU MAKE CARAMALIZED WALNUTS?
Preheat the oven to 300F; line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
Whisk together the egg white, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and water until foamy.
Stir the walnuts in the egg white mixture to coat.
Spread the nuts out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake until golden, about 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through. The nuts and their coating will harden as they cool.
Serve after the walnuts have cooled as a snack or on a salad.
HOW DO YOU SERVE THESE SUGARED WALNUTS?
SNACKING: I love snacking on nuts throughout the week when I get hungry. Walnuts are very healthy for you and these candied walnuts would be a nice treat to have on hand.
GIFTS: When the holidays roll around these make a really nice gift. You can put them in a mason jar or a nice holiday bag.
- 1 large egg white
- 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 2 cups walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 300F; line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
- Whisk together the egg white, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and water until foamy.
- Stir the walnuts in the egg white mixture to coat.
- Spread the nuts out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake until golden, about 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through. The nuts and their coating will harden as they cool.
- Serve after the walnuts have cooled as a snack or on a salad.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.