Honey Candied Walnuts

makes 2 cups

recipe adapted from The Art of Simple Food II

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups walnuts

Preheat oven to 325F.  Mix sugar, water, honey in a small saucepan and bring syrup to a boil over medium heat.  Place walnuts in a large bowl and pour honey syrup on top. Stir well for about 1 minute and let nuts steep in the syrup for 2 to 3 minutes.

Place a piece of parchment on top of a baking sheet. Top parchment with a cooling rack and gently place the nuts on the cooling rack to drain. You want to make sure that most of the syrup is caught on the parchment.  Remove parchment filled with the honey glaze and replace with a new piece of parchment paper. Toss nuts on the lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, making sure to toss every 5 minutes. Properly candied nuts should feel slightly sticky, and look light golden and shiny. Remove nuts from the oven and cool completely before using. They can be stored in an airtight container in the pantry for up to one month.