I’ve made candied walnuts in the past, and it has always involved toasting nuts in the oven, complicated syrups, candy thermometers, and breaking apart stuck together nuts tediously with a fork. No thanks. I’d way rather just buy the $6 bag of them near the croutons at the grocery store.
I have to say though, this recipe changed my LIFE. Delicious candied walnuts with none of the work, none of the crap. You will be blown away by how easy this is.
These were ready to go 5 minutes after I started. I fear I will begin eating candied walnuts much more often now. This is bad news for my thighs.
Oh well. Enjoy!
Recipe from allrecipes.com
1 1/2 cups walnut pieces
3/4 cups granulated sugar
Dump your walnuts and your sugar into a pan over medium heat. Stir frequently. After a few minutes the sugar will start to melt and caramelize. Keep stirring frequently, coating all of the nuts evenly. When it gets an amber brown, remove from heat, and dump the nuts onto a piece of parchment paper. Separate with a fork, and let sit for a few minutes while they harden. THE END!