Candied Walnuts Recipe - How to Make Candied Walnuts - Real Plans
Candied Walnuts - Real Plans

Never candied a walnut? If you love that sweet and salty exterior that you get with a handful of nuts, the time has come. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and orange zest, these candied walnuts bring a good measure of holiday cheer.

What’s more, we soak our nuts…which makes them easier to digest and better for you.

While fabulous on their own, we like to sprinkle candied walnuts over whipped coconut cream and apple cake. They’re pretty tasty in a winter salad too.

Candied Walnuts

December 17, 2017


  • 15m
  • 13h


  • 3 cups walnuts
  • 1 orange
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sucanat
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt


  1. Place walnuts in a large bowl and cover with filtered water. Place in a warm spot in the kitchen and soak walnuts overnight. In the morning, drain and rinse nuts well. Dehydrate for 12-24 hours in your dehydrator set to 150F or oven at 150F or the lowest available temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 300F and line a cookie sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
  3. Zest the orange and squeeze the juice into a large bowl. Whisk in the egg until well combined. Add the nuts and all of the remaining ingredients and toss to coat the nuts.
  4. Spread the nuts in one even layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes (turning once or twice) until they are crispy but not charred.
  5. After baking, cool to room temperature and place in an airtight container.


  • 4
  • 1
  • 628
  • 13g
  • 41g
  • 7g
  • 47g
  • 4g
  • 40mg
  • 27g
  • 259mg

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