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homemade candied walnuts

Candied Walnuts

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Deliciously easy homemade candied walnuts tossed in cinnamon sugar and baked in the oven give these walnuts the perfect sweetness and light crunch.
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 cups


  • 3 cups walnut halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp water


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, add 1 egg white and 1 tsp water. Whisk to combine.
  • Add walnuts to the bowl and toss to fully coat all the walnuts in the egg white mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves and salt.
  • Toss the coated walnuts into the cinnamon sugar mixture and toss until all walnuts are fully coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add all the walnuts giving them each a little bit of space.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, and then flip them over and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and remove from the baking sheet to cool.
  • Once completely cooled, they are ready to eat!


*Store walnuts in an airtight container on the counter for up to two weeks.
Keyword candied walnuts, christmas snacks, holiday snack