Candied Walnuts

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From: EatingWell Magazine November/December 2011

Use these pretty candied walnuts as a dessert garnish. Try them on top of a pumpkin cheesecake or your favorite holiday dessert.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup walnut halves

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  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, honey, water and salt in a large heavy skillet. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture turns golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Add walnuts, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes more. Turn the mixture out on the prepared baking sheet, spreading in an even layer. When completely cooled, break into clusters.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: scant 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 58 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 49 mg sodium; 25 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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