Rating: 4.81 stars
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

I am always asked to bring these walnuts whenever we have a get together with family or friends. They are perfect on tables at a bridal or baby shower, and no one can ever figure out how they are made. Very addicting!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place walnuts in a medium stock pot. Cover with water and boil for 2 minutes. Strain, but do not rinse. Transfer to a bowl, and toss with sugar while still hot until well coated.

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  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. When oil appears to shimmer, fry 1 nut to test for heat. Nut should begin to sizzle immediately. Fry 1/3 batch of nuts at a time for 4 to 5 minutes uncovered. Toss nuts before each batch, and repeat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer each batch to a cookie sheet to cool. Season to taste with salt, and break apart when cool.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 21.9g; fat 43g; sodium 194.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2008
Yum! Very easy if you don't do the stupid things I did! 1. READ the instructions all the way through. My first inclination was to drain them on paper towels. My first (albeit very very small) batch has tiny paper towel pieces stuck to them. 2. Don't use a SMALL saucepan. That's a good way to start your kitchen on fire (I really really didn't burn anything down I promise). Other than that easy recipe delicious snack!! Thanks! UPDATE - I made these on Sunday and they were fabulous. On Tuesday I had a few of the leftovers. Not so fabulous! Be sure to make small batches what you can eat in one or two days. Beyond that not so great! I guess these won't be part of my Christmas gift baskets this year =( Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2012
cooking times drastically off!!!!! cooked on medium heat for maybe 1 minute. better before frying Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2008
Yum! Very easy if you don't do the stupid things I did! 1. READ the instructions all the way through. My first inclination was to drain them on paper towels. My first (albeit very very small) batch has tiny paper towel pieces stuck to them. 2. Don't use a SMALL saucepan. That's a good way to start your kitchen on fire (I really really didn't burn anything down I promise). Other than that easy recipe delicious snack!! Thanks! UPDATE - I made these on Sunday and they were fabulous. On Tuesday I had a few of the leftovers. Not so fabulous! Be sure to make small batches what you can eat in one or two days. Beyond that not so great! I guess these won't be part of my Christmas gift baskets this year =( Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
"Oh my goodness these are so stinkin good!" I am so happy I came across this recipe today. It makes for a nice little snack. As there are 4 cups of walnuts in a pound I only used 1 cup walnuts and 1/4 cup sugar. It would be dangerous to have too many of these around! I will remember this recipe for the holidays. Thank you Valerie for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2011
These were so easy and so addicting. Instead of frying them, I placed them on a baking sheet and baked at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2005
These are so very much like a nationally known brand of "Glazed Walnuts" but without the sesame seeds. Thanks for the posting and the money savings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2006
Highly recommended!! This reminds me of the walnuts that come with sweet fried shrimps that is my husband's favorite at Chinese restaurant. Figuring out the temperature and how long to keep the nuts in the oil was a bit of challenge but I learned after the first batch. This is a great appetizer and very easy and fast to make. Five stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
I'm so glad to have found this recipe my mom and I used to make them all the time when I was young for the Christmas plates for neighbors I love these little gems! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
these are AWESOME! found recipe to make for this Christmas... EVERYONE loved them! even me and i'm not a walnut fan. made them again for NYE with cayenne sprinkled on it after being fried. simply awesome AND easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2011
Absolutely delicious! Seriously, my family went crazy for these! Very simple to make, just make sure you watch them in the oil because they do burn easily. My first batch burned when I cooked them for the recommended 4 minutes. The goal is so achieve a golden brown color. Additional tip: they're great when paired with spinach salads, apples, cheese, fried shrimp, oatmeal, and stir-frys! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2007
Just finished a batch and Yum! I was so happy to find these--my mom made them every New Year's but we both lost the recipe long ago. The nuts do burn easily. Mine cooked in half the time listed over a very modest medium heat. The salt is optional but I recommend it because it adds a nice bit of zing. Thanks so much for sharing this! Can't wait to send the recipe off to Mom. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2012
cooking times drastically off!!!!! cooked on medium heat for maybe 1 minute. better before frying Read More
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