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Candied Walnuts Recipe-19935

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This recipe can be made ahead of time, placed in an airtight container, and used for stir-fried or deep-fried dishes or snacks.

Yield: Makes 2 cups


  • 1 pound skinless walnuts
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


In a medium saucepan, place 3 cups water and the walnuts and bring to a boil. Add the sugar and boil for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the walnuts soak in the sugar syrup for 2 hours. Drain well and let the walnuts dry for 2 hours. (If you want to hasten the drying process, spread out on a cookie sheet and place in a 350°F oven for 3 minutes.)

Heat the vegetable oil to 350°F. And deep-fry the walnuts until they are brown, about 1 minute. Be careful not to burn the walnuts. Remove the walnuts and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

© 2000 Leeann Chin and Katie Chin

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.

496kcal (25%)
56mg (6%)
1mg (1%)
1mcg RAE (0%)
0mg (0%)
1mg (0%)
4g (21%)
47g (73%)
2mg (9%)

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