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Brandied Candied Walnuts

From: Walnut Marketing Board

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Serves 16


These sweet candied walnuts are a great snack or appetizer. They also make a sophisticated addition to desserts and salads.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 pound California walnut halves
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 fluid ounces orange juice
  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
    2. In a bowl, toss 1 cup of sugar with remaining ingredients and mix well.
    3. Pour mixture on to a cookie sheet, spread evenly, and bake for 20 minutes.
    4. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining 1 cup of sugar over the top and mix. Allow walnuts to cool before serving.

    Chef Hank Winkle, O'Brien's Market, Modesto, CA

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