Candied Walnuts 

These candied walnuts are sweet and crunchy with a hint of salt. They are great for snacking, topping salads, or on a sundae, and you only need a few ingredients to make them!

Add the vegan brown sugar, salt, water, and Earth Balance to a small saucepan:

Whisking constantly, heat on medium to melt the Earth Balance and dissolve the sugar. Then, bring the syrup to a boil, and boil for one minute:

Add the walnuts and gently toss to coat them with the syrup

Scrape the walnuts out onto your prepared pan, and spread them out evenly in a single layer:

Pour the remaining syrup over the nuts. It will not be thick enough to stick yet.  Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit:

Remove from the oven and stir. The syrup will still be pretty thin. Put the nuts back in the oven for six minutes:

Remove from the oven and stir again. Now the syrup is getting thicker and will start to stick. Put the nuts back in the oven for a final six minutes:

Remove from the oven, and do not stir this time! Spread the hot walnuts out on a parchment-lined cooling rack, and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer them to an airtight container.

Here is a close-up:

They make a great snack:

Add them to a salad for a sweet crunch:

Or, chop some up and make any sundae extra special! This is a homemade vegan, gluten free brownie topped with Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert, vegan chocolate syrup, candied walnuts and a cherry!

 

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Candied Walnuts

These candied walnuts are sweet and crunchy with a hint of salt. They are great for snacking, topping salads, or on a sundae!

Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients

  • 220 g (2 c) Walnut Halves & Pieces
  • 75 g (1/3 c packed) Vegan Light Brown Sugar
  • 1.6 g (1/4 tsp) Salt
  • 45 g (3 TBS) Water
  • 9 g (2 tsp) Earth Balance Spread

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set it aside.

  2. Add the vegan brown sugar, salt, water, and Earth Balance to a small saucepan. Whisking constantly, heat on medium to melt the Earth Balance and dissolve the sugar. Then, bring the syrup to a boil, and boil for one minute.

  3. Add the walnuts and gently toss to coat them with the syrup.

  4. Scrape the walnuts out onto your prepared pan, and spread them out evenly in a single layer. Pour the remaining syrup over the nuts. It will not be thick enough to stick yet.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove from the oven and stir. The syrup will still be pretty thin. Put the nuts back in the oven for six minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and stir again. Now the syrup is getting thicker and will start to stick. Put the nuts back in the oven for a final six minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven, and do not stir this time! Spread the hot walnuts out on a parchment-lined cooling rack, and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer them to an airtight container.

 

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