Brandied Candied Walnuts
Walnut Marketing Board
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
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a bowl, toss 1 cup of sugar with remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Pour mixture on to a cookie sheet, spread evenly, and bake for 20 minutes.
- 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