Crunchy candied walnuts to snack on all Christmas season long! It’s one of the easiest candy recipes and can be made in under an hour!
Nuts make for an easy healthy snack, and they’re especially tasty coated in cinnamon and sugar!! We love making these Candied Walnuts around Christmas time, along with Candied Pecans and Candied Almonds.
Candy Coated Goodness
Give me all the candy coated nuts!! I just love a sweet crunchy walnut. This recipe is the BEST and so EASY. This recipe makes me want to cuddle up with a blanket, a bowl of candied walnuts, and a good Christmas movie. I’ll never get bored of this favorite holiday snack.
Candy coating nuts is PERFECT for holiday gifting. There are so many cute ways you could package these up and deliver to friends, family, and neighbors. Once they try these sweet candied walnuts, they will be knocking on your door asking for the recipe! Even better, include the recipe with the nuts so they can make them too!
This recipe is super simple. It takes minutes to prep- just a few steps and ingredients!
How to Make Candied Walnuts
PREP. Heat up your oven to 250 degrees before you start. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
COAT. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, and salt together. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg white and vanilla together until it is frothy. Add the walnuts to the egg white froth and toss together. Then add the sugar mixture to the walnuts and mix everything until all the walnuts are evenly coated.
COOK. Evenly spread the walnuts onto your baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for one hour or until brown. Be sure to stir the walnuts every 20 minutes. This will help the walnuts cook on all sides and brown evenly.
How good do those walnuts smell coming out of the oven!? YUM!
Storing + Variations + Tips
Change up the flavors of your walnuts with different spices! You could use pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg instead of cinnamon. Both would be so delicious.
You can also change the type of nut. Almonds, pecans and cashews would all be great to use in this recipe.
Store the candied walnuts in airtight containers like plastic zip lock bags or Tupperware. They will stay fresh and last a few weeks if stored properly and airtight. At room temperature they should last 1-2 week or 3-4 weeks in the fridge.
You can also freeze them if you want them to last even longer. Store in a freezer safe Ziploc for up to 2 months. They thaw out nicely and taste just as fresh as the day you made them.
I hope you make a big batch of these sweet candied walnuts!!
For more Recipes that use Walnuts, try:
Candied Walnuts Recipe
Crunchy candied walnuts to snack on all Christmas season long! It's one of the easiest candy recipes and can be made in under an hour!
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 lb walnuts halved
Preheat the oven to 250°F
In a small bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon, and salt together.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg white and vanilla together until it is frothy.
Add the walnuts to the egg white froth and toss. Then add the sugar mixture to the walnuts and mix until all the walnuts are evenly coated.
Evenly spread the walnuts onto a baking sheet. Bake for one hour or until brown. Be sure to stir the walnuts every 20 minutes.