Worlds best candied walnuts

 ~Hi Friends~

My oldest and I made some candied walnuts the other day for a spinach salad I was making.  Oh my goodness, they were delicious and so quick and easy to make.  These would also make fabulous gifts around the holidays!

1 pound walnut halves
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Lay out the walnuts on a baking pan and cook in the oven for 10 minutes at 350

While the walnuts are cooking, stir together sugar, cinnamon, salt, and milk in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.

 Add the walnuts to the mixtures and coat them well.

Spoon nuts onto waxed paper, and immediately separate nuts with a fork. Cool, and store in airtight containers.  

Now try not to eat them all in one seating, I dare you!

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  1. Kristen, I am a huge walnut lover and these sound SOOOO delicious! I love the idea of making this for holiday gifts. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us. Pinning! Have a wonderful week!

  2. Hmmmmm I’ve never made them with milk before! Can’t wait to try this your way! They look yummy. I love candied walnuts and pecans on my spinach salad too…..with strawberries, craisins and poppy seed dressing!

  3. I just worked up an appetite! I wonder if they’d go with eggs and toast this morning.
    Hmm…or cereal
    OR pancakes.

    So hungry now 🙂

  4. They look and sound delicious…I want to reach through the computer screen and pop one in my mouth!

    I’ll do the next best thing and pin the recipe to try. Thanks for sharing!

    p.s. love the idea of making these for holiday treats.

  5. I tried these today and they ARE delish. Although I don’t think I cooked the sugar stuff long enough so they may be gooeyer than they should be. Do I care that much, you ask? Nah

  6. Do you cook the sugar mixture for a total of 8 minutes or 8 minutes after mixture starts to bubble?

    Thank you.

  7. Just made these. Yummmm. 2nd batch added a 1/2 tsp each of cocoa and Chili powder. Next up cocoa & orange zest. Great Recipe. Thank You!!

    1. That sounds amazing. I hadn’t thought of adding a little kick to them, going to try it for the holidays, thank you!

    1. I have not used brown sugar with this exact recipe but I have seen brown sugar used in other recipes so I’m sure it would be fine, Let me know how they turn out.

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