These spicy candied walnuts are seriously addictive! Sweet, with a slight kick from the cinnamon, these would make a great teacher gift or addition to a basket of baked goods and treats.
You’ll need a candy thermometer to get the temperature of the candy coating just right, but these are actually really simple to make and sure to be a hit!
- 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. Spread nuts on a baking sheet in a single later and roast for 8 to 10 minutes until they start to brown.
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cinnamon, salt and milk and cook over medium-high for approximately 8 minutes. Use a candy thermometer to watch the temperature until it reaches 236 degrees F.
Remove from heat and immediately add the vanilla, stirring well.
Add the roasted walnuts to the candy syrup and coat well. Spoon them onto waxed paper, separating the nuts with a fork.
Once cool, store in airtight containers.
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|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way as well as a wife and homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|