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Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts is the perfect recipe for snacking, gifting, and adding to salads. This recipe is quick to make and is so good it will become a family treasure.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: food gift, spiced nuts
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cloves


  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl beat the egg white and water together until faomy and it doubles in volume.
  • Mix in the walnuts and toss them to coat completely. Now add the sugar mixture. Mix throughly. Spread onto the prepared pan in a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven. Once nuts cool, break apart and enjoy! Store in an air tight container for up to a week.