• 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 c. walnuts
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • ½ c. water
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt


How to make 5-Minute Candied Walnuts

Step 1: Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet and set aside.

Step 2: Place the walnuts in a large non-stick skillet. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, water, and butter. If using, add the cinnamon as well.

Step 3: Place the skillet on high heat and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until all the moisture has evaporated and the walnuts are glossy and begin to clump together.

Step 4: Add the salt and stir. Into the prepared baking sheet, immediately transfer the nuts, spreading them out into a single layer. Allow the nuts to cool.

Step 5: Break the candied walnuts apart once set. Enjoy!


Cook time: 5 mins | Serves: 6