Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

These candied walnuts are my new favourite! They’re addictively sweet, nutty, beautifully golden and crispy. Candied walnuts are simply walnuts coated in sugar, butter and a pinch of cinnamon and salt. That’s it! You can make any of your favourite nuts into a sweet, crunchy treat but in this recipe I use walnuts.

Why you should go nuts over walnuts

  1. Walnuts are very filling. In just half a cup of walnuts, you have 6 grams of protein alone. Toss them in salads or your own homemade trail mix and you got yourself a high-protein snack.
  2. They have heart-healthy fats. Walnuts are arguably the only nuts that contain high amounts of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which promotes heart health. In other words, eating walnuts may be one of the best things you can do to improve your health…so start snacking on them!
  3. They taste good with pretty much anything. Walnut flavour in general is relatively mild, so you don’t have to worry about its nutty flavour overpowering your meal.

Walnuts pair with a variety of foods:

Candied Walnuts

Follow these 3 easy steps to make candied walnuts in 10 minutes or less.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cool time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • Saucepan


  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup walnuts whole or chopped
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


  • Over medium heat, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add sugar. Stir frequently using a heat proof non-plastic spatula
  • Add walnuts. Once walnuts are coated, quickly remove from heat and pour onto a cutting board or a sheet of parchment paper to dry. The candy coating will fully harden as it cools
  • Once cooled, store in an air-tight jar or enjoy right away!



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