Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Light Candied Walnuts

Light Candied Walnuts

These are not the super sweet, heavily coated nuts you get from street vendors. Oh, those are delicious and Brian and I sometimes buy a small bag when we're out walking by the park. But we find that our mouths quickly get tired of that sticky sweetness and sharing a small bag is just fine.

To create a candy coating like that will probably require egg whites but I think those nuts are better suited for snacking. This version, although a tasty snack as well, is better as an addition to salads. The sweetness is more subtle and the coating is light. I've chosen walnuts because they're my favorite salad nut and I always have some in the pantry but pecans work equally well. I've also lightened up these nuts a bit by using light butter and the taste is still great. This very easy recipe means you can whip up some candied nuts in the time it takes to dress the salad.

Ingredients
1 Tablespoon light butter
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 Cup plain walnuts
Pinch of salt

Light Candied Walnuts
Melt the butter and sugar together in a skillet until the sugar has dissolved. Add the nuts and stir, on low heat, until fully coated and the liquid in the pan has evaporated. Place the nuts on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, sprinkle with salt and place in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Toss the nuts and return to the oven for another 5 - 10 minutes. Sprinkle the nuts on your salad and save any remaining nuts in an air-tight container.

26 comments:

  1. These would be great with some chili on a bed of greens! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. My husband would love these but we might have to fight over them. Yummy Idea!

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  4. Mmm this sounds delicious, the walnuts would be great in a salad w/ raspberry vinaigrette! I haven't had any candied walnuts since I moved from home, my aunt used to make them. I'm going to have to bring them back. Yum!

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  5. I love candied nuts! Pecans are my fave, but these walnuts look pretty scrumptious too =)

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  6. Yummy! My mom does this kind of thing and they are SUCH a great snack!

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  7. So good in a salad with blue cheese and balsamic dressing

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  8. I love decorating cakes with candied nuts - especially when there is cream cheese frosting as well! These look perfect and I love how light they are :)
    Glad to be on your blog!

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  9. These would be great for Super Bowl!!!!!! :D

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  10. Mmm...I love candied walnuts on salads! I bet these would be delish by themselves too though because I am a huge fan of walnuts. Great recipe! Thanks!

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  11. I have never tried candied walnuts, that is something really interesting!

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