Black Walnut easy. From Out Of This Kitchen cookbook.

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Black Walnut Candy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy skillet, combine all ingredients except the butter.
  2. Cook over low heat and stir constantly.
  3. When it thickens, add butter.
  4. Mix until the butter melts.
  5. Don't beat it too hard!
  6. Pour mixture onto a greased cookie sheet or pie pans-- just make sure it will not stick.
  7. When completely cool, break into small pieces.
  8. A hammer may come in handy for the breaking!
  9. Folks have suggested putting it in a bag and breaking it with something heavy.
  10. Hammer again reccommended.
  11. These store well in a sealed container with wax paper between the layers.
Most Helpful

The flavour and texture of these candies remind me of a chocolate caramel; chewy but not sticky or hard. Really yummy! DH's eyes lit up when he tried these. I did use pecans instead of walnuts (they were on hand) However, I had a really hard time getting these off a very well buttered cookie sheet. As well, they were too soft to break with a hammer (maybe I didn't cook them long enough) but too hard to cut with a knife. I may just try to put spoonfuls on wax paper next time.

Boxerwing November 16, 2002

Although I followed the directions exactly and the ingredients just as listed... this did not work out for me at all. The "candy" never hardened and remained a sticky goo, like the other reveiwer.

moot0009 January 05, 2007