Candied Walnuts Recipe

Candied Walnuts Recipe

These walnuts are perfect for salads or antipasti.

Candied Walnuts Recipe


  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 2 Tbs butter, unsalted
  • wax paper


  1. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the walnuts and stir well, cooking for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the sugar and vinegar, stirring well, and cooking until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Cook the nuts for another 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from the skillet and lay on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Allow the glazed walnuts to cool.
  6. Place the walnuts in a re-sealable bag with a paper towel. (The paper towel helps capture moisture, keeping the nuts crisp.)
  7. Store in a cool, dark place.

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