Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

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

From EatingWell: November/December 2011
Yield: 2/3 cup, for about 12 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 20


  1. 1/4 cup sugar
  2. 1 tablespoon honey
  3. 1 tablespoon water
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 2/3 cup walnut halves


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

Nutrition Bonus:

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 1 fat