These little devils can be dangerous. These little devils are addictively sweet, rich, crunchy and nutty. This “small batch” recipe was created to keep me from eating too many candied walnuts at once. I also wanted to ensure I had enough to spare for other purposes. Sometimes all you need is a little “Sprankle sprankle” of candied goodness to go with your meal, not a mountain of unutilized candied walnuts. A mountain is fine if you are having a party but not for everyday use.
What’s in CANDIED WALNUTS
These walnuts have a super simple candy coating: brown sugar, butter and a pinch of salt. Yep, that’s it! This is all you need for a deliciously rich toffee coating. This knowledge is dangerous, so use it with care.
You can add other spices and herbs to your candied walnuts. Amazing With the brown sugar, butter candy coating and vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and a pinch of cayenne pepper would make it great
WHAT ARE CANDIED WALNUTS USEABLE FOR?
Candied walnuts make a wonderful topping for many things. Recently, I used these sweet and crunchy nuts as a topping for an Apple Salad. These nuts are great for topping ice cream, yogurt, parfaits, oatmeal, and even granola after cooking. Also, a small bowl of candied nuts makes a wonderful addition to a cheeseboard (hello, holiday entertaining!) ).
WHAT LONG DO CANDIED WALNUTS LISTEN?
You can eat them for as long as you like! Ba-dum-dum. Despite all the bad dad jokes, these candied walnuts have been good for a long time. They will last about a month if properly cooled and stored in an airtight container. Since we’re adding ingredients to the walnuts and baking them, they don’t have the same shelf life as plain walnuts.
SMALL BATCH CANDIED WALNUTS
This small batch contains crunchy candied walnuts just right for topping salads, desserts and other dishes with a sweet, crunchy, and nutty taste.
Prep time: 0 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 Tbsp per person
- 1/2 Tbsp butter ($0.07)
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar ($0.08)
- 1 pinch of salt ($0.01)
- 1/2 cup walnuts ($0.60).
- Heat the butter, brown sugar, and salt in a small skillet. Turn heat to medium-low until butter melts and brown sugar bubbles around the edges. It should still look grainy.
- Mix the brown sugar mixture with the chopped walnuts. Stir to coat. Cook and stir on medium heat for another 2-4 minutes or until the brown sugar has melted completely and coated the walnuts. It should appear glassy and not grainy.
- The sugar can quickly go from melting to burning, so removing the skillet from the heat is important. Spread the candied nuts on a sheet of parchment paper. Make sure they are flattened and as separated as possible.
- Allow nuts to cool completely (about 10 minutes). As they cool, the candy coating will harden fully.
Serving: 2 Tbsp Calories 135 kcal Carbohydrates 8 g Protein 2.5 g Fat 11.38 g Sodium 109.45 mg Fiber 1 g