Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Dawn's Candied Walnuts

Per a request here is the recipe for the candied walnuts

1 pound walnut halves
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread nuts in a single layer over a baking sheet. Roast for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until the nuts start to turn brown and the smell of roasting nuts fills the kitchen.
Stir together sugar, cinnamon, salt, and milk in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 minutes, or until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage of 236 degrees F (113 degrees C). Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla immediately. .
Add walnuts to sugar syrup, and stir to coat well. Spoon nuts onto waxed paper, and immediately separate nuts with a fork. Cool, and store in airtight containers.

Source: Allrecipes


kickpleat said...

this looks so good! do you need a candy thermometer or can you just wing it? maybe i should just get a candy thermometer!

Michelle said...

You are supposed to use one, but I don't have one. It came out ok though. I just cooked it for the 8 minutes. I bet it would be best to do it with the thermometer though. I wand to try it with pecans!!

crystal said...

Just FYI, I just saw candy thermometers in the dollar section at Target yesterday! They have tons of kitchen stuff for $1...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

OMG!!!! THIS sounds fabulous and my mouth is watering....Can you do it with pecans, too, or Almonds?
Mmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm.

I'm here from Michele, today...And boy am I happy to be here, salivating!

Jennifer said...

OH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! They sound AWESOME!!! I picked up some walnuts at Wal-Mart to go in our carrot cake, and if I have some left I am going to try this. If I don't, I'm going back to the store. I love candied nuts!
THANK YOU again!!!!!