Walnuts are very good for your body. They are loaded in anti-oxidants and are great for the brain and the heart. They are also full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Obviously, they are at their best without any sugar coating. However, add sugar to them and you have a great addition to many meals.
Candied walnuts can be eaten as a sweet and crunchy snack but are mostly popular as an addition to salads. They are very easy to make as well.
I do not add anything but sugar to my walnuts. I find that all you need to do is allow the sugar to melt and coat the walnuts for a nice result.
These candied walnuts will cluster once they are ready. Simply break them apart and use them to complement you favorite dish. I especially love them on spinach and fruit salads with blue cheese. Yum! Keep these candied walnuts in an air tight container in a cool place for up to 2 weeks.
Make sure you are using fresh walnuts for this as there is nothing that will ruin your experience more than to bite into a stale nut.
Here is what you are going to need for these easy and delicious candied walnuts:
1 cup halved walnuts
½ cup granulated sugar
Place walnuts and sugar in a skillet. Cook, shaking pan frequently, until sugar melts and starts caramelizing. Make sure to coat walnuts well. Remove from heat and cool down.
If the sugar clumps once it is cold simply break it into pieces.
Use as a topping for salads or on fruit.