A simple and fool-proof recipe for candied walnuts! These are delicious and make a great edible gift!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 cups
- 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