These candied walnuts are super easy to make and a wonderful treat during the holiday season. We love to make these to put in our gift bags for friends and family.

Candied Walnuts

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This recipe is easy and a great snack or gift. You could also make these for any party to go on an appetizer table. Make different varieties and combine them all together. So versatile and delicious!


  • walnuts
  • brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon 
  • unsalted butter
  • honey
  • Sea salt or regular table salt


You can change out the cinnamon for other spices or use molasses. You can use other nuts and just have fun with this recipe.


This dish couldn’t be easier to make, it takes absolutely no time to do and you will love them!


Step 1
Whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon, melted butter and honey in a bowl. Pour walnuts into bowl and toss until covered with honey and brown sugar mixture.  Add parchment paper to a baking sheet and spread walnuts out on paper.

Step 2
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes, stirring after six minutes and again after 12 minutes.  Remove after 20 minutes, stir again and spread walnuts out on paper, sprinkle with salt and let cool. Makes 2 1/2 cups.


Popcorn: These are delicious additions to popcorn; throw in some M&M’s for a real treat!

Ice Cream: These go great on ice cream as a topping, then cover in caramel sauce for a great treat!

Baked Goods: These are delicious in muffins, pancakes, waffles, etc. Adds a great variety to all baked goods!


Can I use maple syrup in the place of the honey?

I see no reason why you can’t!

How long do they last?

About 2 weeks in an airtight container.


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This recipe makes about 2.5 cups and can easily be doubled. We always double it for the holidays!

Easy Candied Walnuts

Anne Walkup

These easy candied walnuts are so simple to make and are a wonderful gift or treat anytime. They are especially good during the holiay season.

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Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Course Appetizer

Cuisine American, southern

Servings 2.5 cups




  • 2 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Sea salt or regular table salt



  • Whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon, melted butter and honey in a bowl. Pour walnuts into bowl and toss until covered with honey and brown sugar mixture.

  • Add parchment paper to a baking sheet and spread walnuts out on paper. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes stirring after six minutes and again after 12 minutes.

  • Remove after 20 minutes, stir again and spread walnuts out on paper, sprinkle with salt and let cool. Makes 2 1/2 cups

Keyword Candied Walnuts

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Hi, I’m Mohamed. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I’ve been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food on the blog because I believe in a balanced diet.

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