Candied Walnuts

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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.

Candied walnuts in a white bowl

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!

Raw walnuts in a bowl to make candied walnuts

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!

How to make candied walnuts - walnuts on a cookie sheet

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.

close up of candied walnuts recipe

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!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 295 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 lb walnuts halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F

  2. In a small bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon, and salt together.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg white and vanilla together until it is frothy.

  4. 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.

  5. Evenly spread the walnuts onto a baking sheet. Bake for one hour or until brown. Be sure to stir the walnuts every 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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