Candied Walnuts

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Over the holidays, we visited my husband’s grandparents and it was there that his grandmother passed down a recipe to me. Let me back track.

Picture it. Me. Sitting at the dining room table with a plethora of Christmas treats in front of me. And I spy some Walnuts. But they aren’t just your ordinary walnuts. They are candied walnuts.

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Hard to believe that I have never had one in my life until a few months ago. But all it took was one and I was hooked. I snacked on these candied walnuts throughout our stay. I begged her for the recipe. I wasn’t leaving without it!

What’s even harder to believe is that is has taken me over a month to make these bad boys myself. I was just waiting for the perfect time. I had a bunch of egg whites left after making a lemon semifreddo and I didn’t want to waste them. So while I waited for my semifreddo to get firm, I whipped up a batch of candied walnuts!

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Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 lb walnuts
  • 1 stick of butter melted


  1. Beat egg white until stiff. Mix in brown sugar until combined.
  2. Toss in walnuts and mix until well covered.
  3. Melt butter on cookie sheet. Place nuts on cookie sheet and turn over to cover them with melted butter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes turning often to evenly brown.
  5. Shake to separate. Let cool and enjoy!

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