Sugared Walnuts


This delicious recipe for sugar-coated walnuts is so versatile. Use them on top of salads or crêpes, or enjoy them as a tasty snack all by themselves!

close up view of Sugared Walnuts in a bowl, and on a napkin, on a wooden surface
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 pound


  • 1 large egg white

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 pound walnut halves

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Beat egg white and water in a bowl with an electric mixer until frothy. Add walnuts and stir until coated.

  3. Mix sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a separate bowl. Sprinkle mixture over walnuts and stir until coated. Spread coated walnuts onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until walnuts are fragrant and crisp, about 1 hour.


Pecans can be used instead of walnuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
19g Fat
17g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 129mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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