Scrumptious DIY Candied Walnuts

Candied walnuts are seriously delicious, so today we’ve created an easy to follow candied walnut wedding favor tutorial.

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What You’ll Need

1 Pound Walnut Halves. If you like your walnuts extra sugary, cut down on the amount of nuts.

1 Cup White Sugar

2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

6 Tablespoons Milk

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

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Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F {175 degrees C}.

Spread walnuts on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Roast walnuts for approximately 8-10 minutes or until they start to turn brown. Remove from oven.

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While your walnuts are roasting, stir together sugar, cinnamon, salt and milk in a saucepan.

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Cook over medium to high heat for 8 minutes or until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage of 236 degrees F {113 degrees C} or starts caramelizing.

Remove from heat and mix in the vanilla.

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Add walnuts to syrup mixture and stir to coat.

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Spoon walnuts onto baking paper and separate with a fork.

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Cool and store in airtight container.

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Presentation

Place desired amount of candied walnuts into clear cello bags and seal. We used clear cello bags with self seal lips, but you could also just staple them shut.

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Next, cut out a piece of decorative paper to cover the top of the bag.

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Staple decorative paper onto bag.

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Tie a ribbon around the paper to hide staples and then add a pretty tag.

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These wedding favors only took about 20 minutes to make, but are bound to be a hit because they’re just so darn tasty and smell amazing too.

{Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com}

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”