Super Easy Candied Walnuts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

My daughter Kelleigh learned this recipe at culinary school. They are quite addictive just plain or you can use them in salads. This is definitely a recipe that you should go out and buy parchment paper for as it will make your life easier in the clean up!


  1. PreHeat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. On a cookie sheet "with sides" place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add walnuts and spread out into one layer.
  4. Drizzle honey over all of the nuts.
  5. Add slices of butter and spread equally over top of the honey & nuts.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes or until butter and honey melts.
  7. Remove from oven and stir nut mixture, then flatten uniformly coated nuts.
  8. Bake for 5 more minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and stir nut mixture, then flatten uniformly coated nuts.
  10. Remove from oven and flatten nuts letting them cool.
  11. When cooled, about 10-15 minutes later, break them up.
  12. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Easy and absolutely delicious! They're very adaptable, too - as other reviewers suggested, you could add other spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, etc., depending on your guests, and your menu. I'm going to use some of these to dress up a Maple Walnut Bundt Cake, Maple Walnut Pound Cake; the rest, I'll put out on Christmas - I'm sure they won't last! Thanks, Acadia, for the wonderful recipe! Made for our VIP, Acadia, for Veggie Swap #28, November!

Katzen December 20, 2010

I made these for abake sale. Now they tasted fine but way to much better, as it was just left at the bottom of tray.

bigbadbrenda January 31, 2012

I made them with honey and served on top of sauteed green beans, delicious! I am going to try maple syrup and cinnamon then serve them with Belgian waffles! These are so easy and fast, thank you for the recipe!

2p8nts December 22, 2011