Candied Walnuts | Recipe | Quick & Easy

Can you combine walnuts and sugar?  Can you stir them over the stove for 10 minutes?  Can you give them a chance to cool before eating them?  Yes?  Then you can make candied walnuts!

Candied walnuts are a great addition to a salad.  They are easy to make, but require a little patience.  The key is to wait until the sugar has completely melted and turned an amber color.  Store in an airtight container.  These will last for months in the freezer or a couple weeks at room temperature.  Of course, that's provided you don't eat them first!

Candied Walnuts
Yields: 1 c

1 c walnuts
1/2  c sugar
1/4 tsp coarse salt

1. Line  a cookie sheet with a Silpat or wax paper.
2. Combine walnuts and sugar in a medium skillet over Medium heat.  Stir constantly.
3. After about 6 minutes, the sugar will start to liquefy.  Continue to cook until sugar is a golden brown color, another 4-5 minutes. Coat the nuts; remove from heat.
4. MOVE QUICKLY.  Spread candied nuts onto lined cookie sheet.  Use two forks to help separate the nuts.  Sprinkle nuts with salt while still hot.  Allow to cool completely.  Once cooled, separate any remaining nuts.  Store in an airtight container.