The funny thing about candied walnuts is that I always make them thinking “I can add this to all my salads for the next week”, only to eat them by the handfuls and they never ever touch a single salad. They are that addictive.
Candied walnuts are quick and easy to make, sort of foolproof, and make great homemade gifts.
- 1 1/2 cup raw walnut halves
- 1 Tb unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Sea salt, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350°F. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, toast walnuts for 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- In a medium saucepan, melt unsalted butter. Stir in brown sugar and granulated sugar. Stir constantly until sugar is completely melted and the syrup is a light brown color (like maple syrup).
- Quickly stir in toasted walnuts and give it a quick toss to coat. Spread walnuts on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Use 2 forks to quickly separate the walnuts. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool completely before serving.