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Candied Walnuts

Deliciously easy homemade candied walnuts tossed in cinnamon sugar and baked in the oven give these walnuts the perfect sweetness and light crunch.
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied walnuts, christmas snacks, holiday snack
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Amanda Cooks & Styles


  • 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.