Sugared Walnut Recipes

Make these delicious sweet, toasted walnuts for a snack or to add to a green salad. This page contains sugared walnut recipes.


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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp. orange flavoring
  • 2 cups walnut meats


Combine sugar, water, and orange juice. Cool slowly, stirring until mixture boils. Boil slowly, without stirring, until a semi-firm ball will form when dropped into cold water or it reaches 250 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat; add orange flavoring and nut meats. Stir until syrup begins to look cloudy. Drop by teaspoon on waxed paper. You can use other nuts for this.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Sugared Walnuts


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups walnut halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



Combine sugar, honey and water in sauce pan and cook to 242 degrees F on candy thermometer or soft ball stage.

Add walnuts and vanilla; stir until creamy and thick. Turn onto waxed paper to harden, then break into individual pieces.

You can add grated orange peel or cinnamon to the syrup for variety. Makes 1-1/2 lbs. (Makes a nice gift in those 99 cent store "cut glass" dishes.)

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA

Sugared Walnuts II


  • 2 1/2 cups English walnuts halves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Heat English walnuts halves in moderate oven, about 375 degrees F, for 15 minutes, stirring often. Cool. Cook sugar with water, cinnamon and salt to soft-ball stage, which is 235 degrees F on your candy thermometer. Do not stir during the cooking. Remove from heat, add flavoring and the walnuts. Stir gently until mixture becomes creamy. Turn out onto greased surface and separate walnuts as they cool.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 16, 2005

I am looking for a recipe for sugared English Walnuts or Pecans. I do believe you boil the ingredients together and pour over the nut meats and it hardens and makes them crunchy. This is a sweet coating.

Lin from Delton, MI


December 16, 20050 found this helpful


1 egg white
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 pound nuts walnuts, pecans etc.
1 tsp. salt

In a large bowl, beat egg white and water together until frothy. Add nuts and stir until completely coated.


In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix with nuts, coating completely.

Spread nuts in a foil lined jelly-roll pan. Bake in preheated 250° oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes or nuts will stick to pan. Cool.


The streets of New York are peppered with Nuts 4 Nuts vendors selling freshly candied nuts that you can smell a block away. The nuts are candied right there in the carts in a large metal bowl over a heating element. In about four minutes, you can make this authentic New York treat, using a few ingredients.

2 Tbsp. water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups raw nuts -- almonds, peanuts, walnuts or cashews, not roasted

Bring water and sugar to a boil in medium saucepan (works best in a pan that is not non-stick) over medium heat.


When sugar has dissolved, add the nuts. Stir occasionally to coat the nuts. At about the 2-minute mark, stir vigorously. In about a minute the water will evaporate and the sugar will crystallize on the nuts. Turn off heat immediately when all of sugar has crystallized but keep stirring. The sugar should begin to caramelize and turn light brown on the nuts. Pour nuts onto plate to cool.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.

You can add other ingredients for flavor variations. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the pan or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

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