Chinese New Year Sugared Walnuts

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These sweets are part of the candy tray known as the tray of togetherness, which brings good fortune.

Directions

  1. In shallow Dutch oven, dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup (125 mL) water over medium-high heat. Add walnuts, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring often, until liquid is crystallized and nuts are coated, about 8 minutes.
  2. Spread walnuts on rimmed baking sheet; bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 5 minutes. With wooden spoon, break up nuts; bake, stirring once, until completely dry, about 15 minutes. Let cool. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.) 3 cups.
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