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Candied walnuts in a small bowl with a spoon dipped in and baking sheet with more on it nearby.
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How to Make Candied Walnuts

Learn how to make candied walnuts from scratch with egg white, spices and of course sugar. Baked in the oven for a crunchy, caramelized coating!
Course Tutorial
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 231kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Preheat the oven to 300˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg white until foamy. Add sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and cayenne and stir until well combined. Add the walnuts and fold into the egg mixture until they are evenly coated, then add the melted butter and toss to coat.
  • Spread the nuts into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from the oven and let cool until crisp.


Tip: Cool your candied walnuts on a cooling rack and let them dry completely to avoid a sticky mess. 


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg