Candied Walnuts

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Candied Walnuts

Use these pretty candied walnuts as a dessert garnish. Try them on top of a pumpkin cheesecake or your favorite holiday dessert.

Yield: 2/3 cup, for about 12 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup walnut halves

Preparation

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, honey, water and salt in a large heavy skillet. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture turns golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Add walnuts, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes more. Turn the mixture out on the prepared baking sheet, spreading in an even layer. When completely cooled, break into clusters.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 58
fat 4 g (0 g sat, 0 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 6 g
protein 1 g
fiber 0 g
sodium 49 mg
potassium 25 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving 1/2

Exchanges 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 1 fat

From EatingWell November/December 2011