Candied Walnuts

A simple and fool-proof recipe for candied walnuts! These are delicious and make a great edible gift!
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candied nuts, candied walnuts, glazed walnuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 cups
Calories 254kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups halved shelled walnuts (225g)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (70g)
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar tightly packed (70g)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 250F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine egg white, water and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk vigorously for 30 seconds (mixture should be foamy/frothy).
  • Add walnuts and stir until all walnuts are coated in egg white.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugars, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Pour the sugar mixture over the walnuts and stir until completely combined.
  • Spread nuts in an even layer onto prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake on 250f for 45-50 minutes, removing cookie sheet from oven every 15 minutes and using a spatula to stir/flip the walnuts (be sure to stir ALL of the sugar mixture as well, or it may burn to the pan).
  • Candied walnuts are done when they appear dry and there is no liquid left on the nuts or on the pan.
  • After baking, allow to cool at least 15 minutes before enjoying.
  • Store uneaten candied walnuts in an airtight container at room temperature.


Serving: 14cup | Calories: 254kcal