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Candied Walnut

Candied Walnut Sprites

This candied walnut recipe is delicious and easy to make! In 15 minutes you’ll have this tasty treat ready for any get together, dinner, or snack!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Author Lisa


  • 2 cups walnuts*
  • 4 tbs corn syrup
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs white sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon optional


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine corn syrup, sugar, and cinnamon if using. Then add in the walnuts and stir until the walnuts are coated well.
  3. Spread the walnuts on the parchment lined baking sheet, making sure they aren’t clumped together, but rather in a nice even layer.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, stir and then continue baking for another 7 minutes.
  5. Let walnuts cool before eating, then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can use pecans instead of walnuts!

For a healthier version using maple syrup and coconut sugar see the instructions in the post above!