The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ How to Make Candied Walnuts

The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ How to Make Candied Walnuts

I forgot to buy walnuts for the beet salad I had planned for Meatless Monday last week. I usually buy some honey roasted walnut halves from Wally World (Walmart). They sell them in their salad/granola section near the produce for a pretty good price. The thing is I can’t seem to find them anywhere else. I don’t like to go into Walmart unless I really have to, but the other day going to Walmart was way too inconvenient and I could not find any sweetened walnuts of any kind, anywhere else. I decided that I would make my own daggum walnuts and candy them the best way I knew how. I bought some plain walnut halves and went home to figure out how I could candy them myself, while the beets for my salad were roasting in the oven.

The candied walnuts I made turned out a lot more candied than what I was buying and so much better! Here’s how I made my candied walnuts:

Candied Walnuts

  • Servings: 1 Cup Candied Walnuts
  • Difficulty: easy
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The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ How to Make Candied WalnutsIngredients:

  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup walnut halves

Directions:

  1. Melt the butter into the water and honey inside a medium sauce pot over medium-high heat. The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ How to Make Candied Walnuts
  2. When the butter has melted pour the mixture over the walnuts in a large bowl and toss the nuts to coat well.The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ How to Make Candied Walnuts
  3. Add the nuts back into the pot and sir in brown sugar.The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ How to Make Candied Walnuts
  4. Bring the mixture to a bowl over low heat stirring continuously, until golden brown and toasted, 5-7 minutes. You will notice that the mixture get very thick and most all of the liquid evaporates. The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ How to Make Candied Walnuts
  5. Transfer to a piece of waxed paper to cool.The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ How to Make Candied Walnuts

Next time you cannot find a product you normally buy, try to figure out a way to make whatever it is yourself. You may even surprise yourself at how much better you make it.

You could use any nuts you prefer. They would make a great Christmas gift for the nut lover in your life. You could also do batches of each kind of nut you wanted and give a sampler.

DMS

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7 thoughts on “The Mountain Kitchen Tip Tuesday ~ How to Make Candied Walnuts

  1. This sounds delicious! Before I read your post I was feeling kind of iffy about the candied part of walnuts, not knowing what they were, but these are like the best part of making pecan pie, when you mix everything together and just have to taste test to make sure the butter and sugar and nuts are all mixed well 🙂 I’m putting these on my must try list!

  2. I’ve not heard of candied walnuts, but they sound like something I would like. 🙂

  3. These look so good…I would eat them on their own. I’d never thought to do my own, they always seemed too messy and difficult. Your addition of butter is a great idea. Now I’m thinking Christmas gifts…something extra for a cheese platter? Yum.

    • Thanks, Anna! Yes, butter always makes things better, doesn’t it?!? These would definitely pair well with cheese, especially a brie (although I am no a huge brie fan).

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