Toffee Walnuts - An Easy Candied Nuts Recipe! (2024)

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These sweet and crunchy Toffee Walnuts make a great party snack, light dessert or salad addition! Bonus: This recipe is super easy with just 5 ingredients!

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  • Easy Candied Toffee Walnuts
  • Fisher Nuts
  • Toffee Walnuts Ingredients
  • How to Make Candied Nuts in the Oven
  • How to Store Toffee Walnuts
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    Easy Candied Toffee Walnuts

    These sweet Toffee Walnuts are absolutely delicious and make your house smell delicious as they roast!

    I enjoy them by themselves, tossed into a salad, or chopped up on top of ice cream.

    I love this easy method of making candied nuts where we toss everything together and it all goes into the oven.

    The outside of the walnuts caramelize and the nuts roast all at the same time.

    If you like this Toffee Walnuts recipe, I think you will also love my Pumpkin Spice Candied Candied Nuts and Pecan Christmas Crack!

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    Fisher Nuts

    I am excited to be partnering with Fisher again to bring you more recipes featuring all of our favorite fresh nuts!

    Fisher Pecans and Walnuts are the perfect addition to any holiday dish and always help bring new flavor and texture to dishes.

    You can see some of my favorite past nut recipes I have made with Fisher here: Almond Joy Truffles, Pecan Praline Sauce, Walnut Rum Cake, Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles, and Pecan Caramel Bars!

    This is my 4th year working with Fisher and they are always fresh right out of their shells, preservative free, non-GMO and gluten free.

    They come in a really great stand-up bag. It is a big help when you’re baking and your hands are already full to have the bag able to stand on it’s own!

    Fisher’s bags are also resealable. So when you only need a handful of nuts, it keeps them fresher for longer.

    And to make things even easier, Fisher nuts are always available on amazon!Purchase your Fisher nuts today!

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    Toffee Walnuts Ingredients

    We only need FIVE ingredients for this Toffee Walnuts recipe!

    1. Fisher Walnut Halves & Pieces
    2. Brown Sugar
    3. Egg White
    4. Vanilla Extract
    5. Salt

    You can also add spices if you desire. I have added cinnamon and/or a pinch of cayenne in the past and both were delicious additions!

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    How to Make Candied Nuts in the Oven

    This recipe for candied nuts is extremely easy because the oven does most of the work for you.

    All you have to do is toss all the ingredients together and then spread them out on a cookie sheet.

    We roast them for 35 minutes, stirring them half way through, and then out of your oven comes these gorgeous Toffee Walnuts!

    How to Store Toffee Walnuts

    You can store these candied nuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks!

    They are a great make ahead recipe and are also great to ship if you like to ship desserts to friends/family.

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    These Toffee Walnuts come together in a snap and make your entire house smell delicious as they caramelize and roast in the oven.

    They are delicious served in many different ways and I have included a few tips to make them all your own with different added spices.

    Add these to your Christmas dessert plate that you are taking to your friends, family and neighbors this year and wait for the compliments to start rolling in. ;-)

    Please leave a review/comment below letting me know how this recipe turns out for you!

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    Yield: 3 cups walnuts

    Toffee Walnuts Recipe

    These sweet, crunchy Toffee Walnuts are incredibly easy and make a great party snack, light dessert or salad addition! Bonus: You only need 5 ingredients!

    Prep Time5 minutes minutes

    Cook Time35 minutes minutes

    Total Time40 minutes minutes


    • 3 cups Fisher Walnut Halves & Pieces
    • cup packed brown sugar
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 large egg white
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    • 1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
      2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and salt.
      3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg white and vanilla extract until combined. Add the walnuts and toss until they are evenly coated with the egg white mixture.
      4. Then add the brown sugar mixture and toss until the walnuts are evenly coated.
      5. Spread the walnuts out into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
      6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring half way through baking. Allow walnuts to cool completely on baking sheet before serving.
      7. Store any leftovers in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.



    I like to add 1 teaspoon cinnamon sometimes to warm my Toffee Walnuts up and give them just a hint of Christmas. I also occasionally will add a pinch of cayenne to make them sweet and spicy! The options are limitless!


    Serving: 1, Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 96mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g

    © Jessica- The Novice Chef

    Cuisine: American

    Category: 30 Min or Less


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    How do you keep candied walnuts from sticking together? ›

    How to Make Sure the Glazed Walnuts Don't Stick. Use a silicone baking mat such as a Silpat. Or line your baking sheet with parchment paper. It may help to spray your mat or paper with some cooking spray to help from sticking even more.

    Why are my candied walnuts soft? ›

    Cool completely before storing otherwise the residual heat will add steam to the airtight container and this excess moisture will cause your crispy candied walnuts to go soft.

    Do candied walnuts go bad? ›

    Yes, candied nuts can go bad. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month for best results.

    Why are my candied nuts wet? ›

    Making this recipe with egg whites will always result in crispy crunchy nuts and they won't become soggy and soft after a few days either. Why are my candied nuts wet and sticky? They were not baked long enough or they were not baked at the correct heat temperature.

    How long do homemade candied nuts last? ›

    How Long Do Candied Pecans Last? Store your candied pecans in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. If you give them as a gift, be sure to include storage instructions.

    Why put walnuts in boiling water? ›

    Place walnuts in boiling water for five minutes to remove bitter taste.

    How do you make candied nuts that aren't sticky? ›

    Candied nuts made with sugar remain sticky if you haven't cooked them long enough. If you are using a sugar-free sweetener, you may need to leave the nuts out to dry for a few hours until they fully harden.

    How do you make candied nuts less sticky? ›

    The pecans only take a few minutes to cook. If you walk away or don't stir constantly they could burn. The nuts will be sticky at first before they cool. If the glazed pecans remain sticky after cooling, transfer the baking sheet to a 325ºF oven for 5-15 minutes, or until they harden.

    How long to soak walnuts to make them soft? ›

    Experts agree that to reap the benefits, one should soak the walnuts for about 6-7 hours or overnight. And on an average, a healthy individual can have 3-4 soaked pieces of walnuts.

    How can you tell if walnuts are rancid? ›

    Walnuts go rancid when exposed to warm temperatures for long periods of time. Heat causes the fat in walnuts to change structure, which creates off odors and flavors. Fresh walnuts smell mildly nutty and taste sweet. If your walnuts smell like paint thinner, you know they're rancid.

    Can you eat year old walnuts? ›

    Is it safe to consume old nuts and dates after their expiration date? Yes. An expiration date is just when the grocery stores should pull them from the shelves. As long as the nuts aren't rancid, it is ok.

    Can dogs eat walnuts? ›

    Although it may be technically safe for dogs to eat a few walnuts (especially if they are store-bought and unsalted), walnuts are not the best choice for your dog. Walnuts can be a choking hazard for dogs and, when eaten in large quantities, can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called pancreatitis.

    Why wont my candied fruit harden? ›

    If your candied coating isn't hardening, the candying mixture did not reach a high enough temperature.

    What are candied nuts called? ›

    Pralines originated in France, where they were originally made with almonds coated in sugar and spices. Today, pralines can be made with a variety of different nuts, including hazelnuts, cashews, and pecans.

    Is pecan same as walnut? ›

    While walnuts and pecans are thought to be interchangeable to the naked eye, there are some pertinent differences in their appearance, taste, and nutrient breakdown. Pecans are smaller, sweeter, and cheaper than walnuts, with a higher degree of fiber, monounsaturated fat, and vitamin E.

    How do you keep candied pecans from sticking together? ›

    Under-cooking the pecans is the likely cause of stickiness, but the risk is low when they're oven-baked. After the sugar-coated nuts have darkened and turned very fragrant, about 20 minutes in the oven, stir the pecans and separate any pieces that have stuck together. Continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes.

    Why are my candied pecans so sticky? ›

    The pecans only take a few minutes to cook. If you walk away or don't stir constantly they could burn. The nuts will be sticky at first before they cool. If the glazed pecans remain sticky after cooling, transfer the baking sheet to a 325ºF oven for 5-15 minutes, or until they harden.

    What is the best way to store candied nuts? ›

    Storage Instructions: Candied nuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for several weeks. Freezing Instructions: They freeze well in an air-tight container for up to two months.

    How do you package candied nuts? ›

    Cool nuts on a parchment lined baking sheet. Package in miniature cellophane bags and gift to your friends!


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