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Sugared Walnuts

  • yield: Makes about 2 cups


  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 cups walnut halves (about 8 ounces)

Cook's Note

Sugared walnuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar and salt in a large bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add walnuts, and blanch 2 minutes. Drain, and immediately toss with sugar-salt mixture.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer walnuts to a rimmed baking sheet, and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool.

Martha Stewart Living, September 2007