Candied Walnuts

Appetizers, Soups and Salads

Candied Walnuts


Servings: Serves 8

1 lb. walnuts, shelled*

1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

2 qts.  simple syrup (equal parts of sugar and water)

1 cup turbinado or coarse grind sugar

1 tsp. ground cayenne pepper (optional)

2 tbls. salt

*can substitute any nut


Mix cinnamon, cayenne, simple syrup and walnuts in a large sauce pan.  Bring to boil and boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Drain well and spread on oiled baking sheet.  Generously sprinkle with turbinado sugar.  Bake at 225 degrees F for 1.5 hours.  Stir.  Return to oven for 1 hour or until crisp.  Let cool in oven.  These will keep well in zipper plastic bags.