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

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    Cuisine: American

    Category: 30 Min or Less


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    Why are my candied walnuts soft? ›

    Let the candied nuts cool for at least 20 minutes or until completely cool. You don't want to package warm nuts or the moisture will cause condensation which will soften the candy coating.

    Do candied walnuts go bad? ›

    Yes, candied nuts can go bad.

    Why are my candied nuts wet? ›

    If your candied pecans are sticky, it is likely because the sugar syrup coating has not completely hardened. The syrup may still be wet, or it may have started to crystalize. If the syrup is still wet, you can try putting the nuts in the oven for a few minutes to help the syrup harden.

    Why are my candied almonds chewy? ›

    Again, you likely didn't bake the almonds for long enough. The almonds will also be slightly soft when they're still warm, so if you've sampled them before they've cooled completely to room temperature wait a little longer before eating them.

    How long to soak walnuts before cooking? ›

    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 to make candied nuts not sticky? ›

    Salt: 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt makes these taste salty-sweet. If you'd prefer to not taste the salt, reduce to 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Pecans too sticky: If your nuts are still sticky after cooling, heat your oven to 325°F (162°C) and bake for 5 to 10 minutes to help harden the candy coating.

    How do you remove rancid from walnuts? ›

    To make rancid walnuts tasty again, a "chemical engineer" (consulted for this purpose) advises to soak the rancid walnuts in milk or other emulsive ingredient which is then rinsed off with hot water, and the nuts gently dried and roasted with sea salt.

    Can you eat slightly rancid walnuts? ›

    Then give them a sniff, rancid nuts often smell somewhat alcoholic and can also smell musty if they have begun to go mouldy. And finally, don't be afraid to give one a taste, eating a rancid nut in small quantities is not harmful, but they will taste foul and you'll know immediately if they have gone off.

    Can you eat nuts 2 years out of date? ›

    Q: Do Nuts Expire? A: Nuts can't expire; however, they can change in taste or go rancid. Nuts contain much-unsaturated fat, an oil that makes nuts likely to go rancid.

    Why are my candied almonds not crunchy? ›

    Usually if the almonds are soft after candying it means that they weren't cooked for long enough.

    How do you harden soft nuts? ›

    You Can Dry Nuts/Seeds in the Oven

    Set your oven to the lowest temperature possible. Dry nuts for 30 minutes to 1 hour on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Remove a nut/seed, cool it and taste.

    How to make soft nuts crunchy? ›

    Here Is the Nourishing Traditions Method for Crispy Nuts:

    Soak 4 cups raw nuts in sea salt and filtered water to cover in a warm place at least 7 hours. Drain and spread in a single layer (I found that part out by experience) on pans and dry in an oven on its lowest temp for 12-24 hours.

    Why are my candied pecans soft on the stove? ›

    If your pecans are soft, it's most likely because they weren't baked long enough and are still retaining moisture. The sugar needs to bake long enough to caramelize and form a brittle coating on the nuts.


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