Super simple candied walnuts are spiced with the taste of fall, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of cloves. They are great on salads, as a garnish or eaten as is!
These delicious nuts just take a few ingredients and very little effort. They are flavored with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and remind me a bit of fall. Toss a handful in a salad or sprinkle them on your yogurt. They are great in oatmeal too.
Make a double batch and give some away as gifts or hoard them all for yourself. You could also very easily sub in pecans, almonds or your favorite nuts.
I made these for the first time back in 2015. Of course Little Dude got in on the act. We made them to go on a fall salad that was loaded with apples, quinoa, cheese and more.
I love those kinds of salads, the ones with loads of goodies on top. A salad with great greens, lots of fruit, cheese and nuts could easily be my dinner 4 days a week.
But candied nuts are not only good for salads. They are also great sprinkled on a bowl of oatmeal or creamy yogurt. Just thinking of it makes me want to make more candied nuts.
Here is the original post from 2015:
I love spiced nuts. There is something about the slightly sweet, slightly spicy crunchy nuts that make the irresistible.
I was making a gingerbread skillet roll and thought it would be fun to use a similar mix of flavors on some walnuts for a fall salad.
These nuts are so easy to make. Just a few spices, a little sugar and some nuts, a few stirs and there you have it! You won’t be able to stop eating them.
They are perfect for snacking, great for salad topping or would make a great garnish for a dessert. Let your imagination and taste buds be your guide!
- 2 cups walnuts
- 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 1/2 Tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 200°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together sugar and spices. Mix in water to make a wet sandy type mixture.
- Stir in walnuts until well coated.
- Spread out on the foil lined baking sheet and bake for an hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Make sure they are spread out and allow them to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.