Sugar-Glazed Walnuts: a Yummy Treat

Sugar-glazed walnuts
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Ratings (18)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 Pounds (32 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
199 Calories
18g Fat
7g Carbs
4g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This sugar-glazed walnuts recipe produces a sweet, crunchy and irresistible treat. Sugar-glazed walnuts are great on salads, as an oatmeal or granola cereal addition or just as a sweet snack. Make them part of a party buffet, presented in a big glass jar so the nuts add to the visual display. They also can be packaged and used as an edible gourmet gift during the winter holidays.

Glazed walnuts are a partially nutritious snack since the nuts contain healthy fats; one-fourth cup contains 17 grams, most of it unsaturated. But glazed walnuts also are loaded up with sugar, and one-fourth cup contains about 10 grams of carbohydrates. Because of their high-fat content and added sugar, they pack on about 200 calories per one-fourth cup. Portion control is a must.


Steps to Make It

Preheat the oven to 300 F.

Combine the walnuts, egg white, brown sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper in a mixing bowl and toss with a spoon until the sugar blends and all the walnuts are well coated.

Using a slotted spoon, so that the excess sugar glaze drips through, transfer the walnuts to a lined baking sheet, either foil, parchment or a silicone baking mat.

Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

The glaze will set-up as the walnuts cool.

Store in airtight containers.