Candied Walnuts …and ‘Oh! Nuts’

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

Recently, one very sweet person approached me offering a wonderful chance to grab and taste a few products from a company called ‘Oh Nuts’.

So I grabbed them and tasted them and now I’m in heaven…

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

There were yummy Dried Mango Slices.

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

There were Dried Turkish Apricots.

Mmmm…

Me love apricots!

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

And then there were walnuts.

Immediately I knew that me and these walnuts could make really great friends.

In other words, I decided to make some candied walnuts.

Yay!

Have you ever tried that?

Well, you definitely should. It’s so much fun and the taste …mmm …that taste is just unbelievably scrumptious.

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

To prepare candied walnuts you need 1 1/2 cups (50 grams) walnuts, 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar and a pinch of salt.

It’s this simple.

 

1. First, toast the walnuts in the oven at 350 F (175 C) for about 5 minutes.

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

2. Then pour the sugar into a saucepan.

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

3. Stir the melting sugar with a wooden spoon. Try to break any lumps that would form.

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

4. Keep melting the sugar until it’s liquid and it has reached this beautiful amber color.

I always get amazed when this magic happens.

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

5. Then throw the nuts into the caramel.

Yes, that is caramel what we’ve got in the saucepan.

Isn’t that amazing?

 

6. Stir it all together quickly to cover all the nuts with the sugar mixture.

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

7. As soon as the walnuts are coated, spread them out on a baking sheet.

You can line the baking sheet with parchment paper.

 

7. Use two forks to separate the walnuts from each other.

Try to work quickly at this stage since there’s only about 30 seconds until the caramel hardens.

candied walnuts recipe with step-by-step images

8. Sprinkle the nuts with salt and let cool completely.

 

Enjoy, dear friends …and visit ‘Oh Nuts’ to get your own delicious walnuts, apricots, mango or anything else that makes you happy. These nice people offer loads and loads of wonderful stuff!

See you soon.

Love,

Petra

5 Responses to Candied Walnuts …and ‘Oh! Nuts’

  1. 1
    Kristina says:

    i love the shot of the apricot and the walnut at the end. beautiful!

  2. 2
    ingrid says:

    Love Oh Nuts! They rock….I’ve been fortunate to receive some of their products free. And I love candies nuts. So yummy still warm.
    ~ingrid

  3. 3
    Mary says:

    Wonderful recipe and beautiful photos. Can’t wait to try my hand at them.

  4. 4
    Maria @ Scandifoodie says:

    I adore walnuts, absolutely love them! These are gorgeous!

  5. 5
    Paula says:

    I love that idea!

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