Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnut


Candied Walnuts

With the holiday season coming up, I thought I show you how to Candy Walnuts. The walnut halves are coated in a sweet simple syrup to keep the walnut color and baked to crispy and crunchy perfection. However, you can add flavorings to the syrup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Rest Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Candied Walnuts Recipe
Servings: 6


  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 0.5 cup water
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces walnuts, whole kernels or halves


  • Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and simmer a minute to 2 minutes or till the sugar has dissolved. Season with salt and pepper.
  •  Steep the walnuts in the syrup for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 250 degrees. 
  • Drain the nuts and place on a baking sheet and bake 35 minutes. 
  • Let cool and store airtight.


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