Cinnamon sugared walnuts

These Cinnamon sugared walnuts are addictive, delicious and super super sweet.

Cinnamon sugared walnuts
I have just finished making a batch of these Cinnamon sugared walnuts. Not only they were simple and easy but super delicious. I could not get enough…this is not good! They are super addictive. I know they have tons of sugar but once in a while is OK to indulge. I also used unrefined sugar so that is a tad better, don’t you think?

The reason for making these Cinnamon sugared walnuts was that I wanted to give them away. I package them in cellophane bags as a gift to one of my friends. She has been kind enough to drop off and pick up my son to and from school while recuperating from surgery.

She also brought me this amazing chicken noodle soup, which I will be posting the recipe when ever I get a chance. It was the best chicken noodle soup ever…

I guess you can make this recipe with which ever nuts you may prefer. I think with peanuts it will be really good. That is what I am going to do next time. I think cashews would be fantastic.

Until then, enjoy these Cinnamon sugared walnuts.


Cinnamon sugared walnuts


Cinnamon sugared walnuts

Yield: 10 servings


1 lb whole walnuts
1 1/2 cups unrefined sugar
1 cup milk, I used low fat milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla


In a saucepan combine the sugar, milk, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk over medium high heat until all of the ingredients are combined completely, then stop stirring and bring to a boil. Boil the mixture gently until it reaches 235-245 degrees (soft ball stage) on a candy thermometer, about 15 minutes. I actually reached 240 for mine.

Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Add walnuts working as quickly as possible to coat them all.

Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Break apart any big chunks and allow to cool completely.

Nutrition facts calculated on the recipe giving 10 servings.