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!