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Candied Walnuts

November/December 2011

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


Candied Walnuts Recipe

Makes: 2/3 cup, for about 12 servings

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Ingredients

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

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Per serving: 58 calories; 4 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 49 mg sodium; 25 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
8 or more
Meal/Course
Dessert
Type of Dish
Other (non-main dish)
Ethnic/Regional
American

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