In the five minutes it took me to make these Brown Sugar Candied Walnuts, I became addicted (and so did everyone else in the house)! Whether or not you like raw walnuts, once you coat them in brown sugar, they become an intoxicating treat with their buttery smell and sweet, nutty taste. They’re perfect for adding flair to baked goods or munching on plain. Just be warned – you can’t stop at one!
Brown Sugar Candied Walnuts take minutes to prepare, are much cheaper than store-bought ones, and are absolutely delicious and dangerously addicting with their warm, buttery smell and sweet, nutty taste.
1 1/2 cups raw walnut halves*
1/2 cup brown sugar, loose
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix walnuts and brown sugar together in a large saucepan and set on a stove-top over medium to medium-high heat.
As the brown sugar melts, use a wooden spoon to move the mixture around in the saucepan, making sure that all of the nuts get coated and none of the sugar stays in one place long enough to burn.
Cook for about 5 minutes at the most, until all of the sugar has melted and all of the nuts are coated (or immediately if you smell anything burning). Then, remove from heat and quickly spread the nuts out on the lined baking sheet to prevent them from drying in a clump.
Allow nuts to cool for about a minute before eating or adding to a recipe.
*I buy halved walnuts, but if your's are whole, simply cut them in half before mixing with the brown sugar.