Candied Orange Walnuts

"An easy recipe that can be used for ice cream topping, gift giving at Christmas or just simply on a cookie platter. Great on a salad with dried cranberries and feta cheese."
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Ready In:


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 4 cups walnuts


  • Bring sugar and orange juice to a rolling boil.
  • Boil one minute.
  • Add extract and walnuts.
  • Stir well until evenly coated
  • Pour walnuts onto wax paper.
  • Let sit until dried.
  • Store in airtight container.

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  1. DailyInspiration
    Wow, have I found a great treat for the holidays and just for snacking! This dish is so easy and the results are absolutely wonderful. This recipe will be made again and again and I hope to give it as a gift to friends and family during the holidays! Made for Spring PAC, March, 2013.
  2. KLHquilts
    These were terrific. I'd recently read that walnuts are one of the few plants loaded with Omega-3s, so I decided to start throwing 'em into salads. I was making a spinach salad with an orange vinaigrette, and thought this would be the perfect finishing touch -- and it was! The orange flavor was distinct, but not overwhelming; the sweetness was a lovely side note, but it wasn't like eating candy. I tweaked the recipe slightly by cutting back on the sugar (just a tablespoon or two), and by adding orange zest along with the orange juice. I'll make these again and again. Thanks so much for posting this!


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