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Shiny Candied Walnuts

Makes 1 cup (serving size: 1 tbsp.)

Total Time
20 mins

To give these nuts their thin, glistening coating, we use powdered sugar rather than granulated, which tends to look dull and gloppy. Use the nuts to top ice cream, pie, or cake--or just eat them as is.

This recipe goes with: Candied Orange Walnut Ice Cream Pie

 1/2 cup powdered sugar
 1/4 teaspoon table salt
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1 cup chopped walnuts
Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a small bowl, whisk powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla with 1 tbsp. water. Pour in walnuts and stir thoroughly to coat every nook and cranny.

Step 3

With a slotted spoon, lift nuts from sugar syrup and spread on baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes. Cool until crunchy, and flake off any excess sugar.

Step 4

Make ahead: Up to 1 month, stored airtight at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 63Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.8g8%

Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 37mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 4.8g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.5g2%
Protein 1.1g3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.