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Quick and Easy Candied Nuts Recipe

Easy candied walnut recipe - perfect for snacking, gift giving or topping your favorite dishes and desserts!

Candied nuts are one of my favorite snacks. While I love to devour a handful of them alone, I also toss them on salads, ice creams and pies. After buying them at Trader Joe’s for years, I decided to stop buying processed and start making them fresh. Not surprisingly, they’re even better! Making candied nuts takes just a few minutes, and they keep well when stored in an air tight container. This recipe makes a large batch, so I share the remaining candied nuts in gift jars.

5 ingredient easy candied nuts recipe - perfect topping for desserts, sweet potatoes and salads

5 minute, 5 ingredient candied walnuts recipe

5 ingredient easy candied nuts recipe

Easy candied nuts recipe - great for gift giving or topping salads, ice creams and pies

I like to add brown sugar in at the last minute for a little extra crunch. I’m off to eat another handful. Have a beautiful weekend and save this recipe for later by pinning below…

5 ingredient candied walnuts recipe

Quick and Easy Candied Nuts Recipe

Cook Time 7 mins Total Time 7 mins



  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter, salt and sugar.
  2. Whisk until smooth and add nuts. Stir to coat the nuts, turn off heat and stir in brown sugar.
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One comment on “Quick and Easy Candied Nuts Recipe”

  1. Yum…I will be making these tonight!!! Thank you.

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