Candied Walnuts

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mary Scheffert

These would be a wonderful addition to any holiday cookie platter.

Top Review by JOY1998

I made these candied walnuts to dress up a plain salad. They totally made the salad incredible. My BF said it was the best salad he ever had (greens and dried cranberries topped with these candied walnuts). I didn't know that candied walnuts could be so easy to make. Thank you for posting this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugars& sour cream in a small saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until it boils.
  3. Continue to boil until mixture reaches soft ball stage (240F) or until it forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water.
  4. Stir in salt& vanilla.
  5. Pour hot candy mixture over walnuts in a mixing bowl.
  6. Mix until walnuts are evenly coated.
  7. Spoon out onto waxed paper.
  8. Separate walnuts.
  9. Allow to cool& set.
  10. When dry, store in airtight container.

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