Salted candied walnuts ~ Secret Recipe Club

Hi guys…I’m back!! I sure didn’t mean to leave you hanging! If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook and now Instagram (CreativeKitchen), then you know my family and I have been gallavanting around the world these past couple weeks….Disney World, that is!! We feel fairly certain we’ve just had the BEST vacation ever….we are a Disney family, and have created most of our great family memories there over the years. Being Florida residents and passholders makes it a more affordable trip. I can’t wait to fill you all in and have great Disney favorites to share with you all, but in the meantime………

it’s secret recipe club time again, and every month I’m super excited when I finally get my assignment! This month I was assigned the blog Steak N Potatoes Kinda Gurl. Desi likes to have fun and it really comes across in her writing style and adventures in the kitchen. She has so many great recipes to choose from that it was hard to narrow it down to just one so make sure you stop by and check her blog out. I know you’ll have as much fun as I did!

I finally settled on her salted candied pecans which I made with walnuts since I was out of pecans. No matter because they taste phenomenal no matter what nut you choose. These would make a great gift for Christmas, but actually an awesome snack anytime. Just be careful and have a lot of peeps around to help you eat them. They are addicting, and though I shared with my girls….way too many ended up in my mouth! 😉

Salted candied walnuts ~ Secret Recipe Club
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack, Christmas
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  1. In a heavy bottom medium saucepan, combine sugar, water and walnuts over medium heat.
  2. Stir frequently, scraping bottom and keep coating nuts as the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add in cinnamon. After a few minutes turn the heat to medium low, and continue stirring. Right before they are done (in about 7 minutes) the sugar water will thicken and it will become a bit harder to stir.
  4. Once completely coated turn nuts onto a sheet to cool. Sprinkle with sea salt.


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22 Responses to Salted candied walnuts ~ Secret Recipe Club

  1. Jamie says:

    These look like a great snack! I am a Disney fanatic, so I will be back to see your Disney posts. Looking forward to it!!
    Jamie recently posted..Chorizo Pasta

  2. Kelly says:

    Great choice for SRC, these look so delicious! So glad to be in Group C with you! 🙂
    Kelly recently posted..{Secret Recipe Club} Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken

  3. Desi says:

    Aww thanks so much for your kind words about my blog! I love these bad boys! Perfect for topping on ice cream, or even just for snacking! Yes, they are sooo addictive. Glad you had someone else around the house to share them 🙂 Sounds like you also had a fantastic trip to Disney!! I have always wanted to go and will definitely take my kids one day.

    Take care and thanks again!!

  4. These nuts have a great combo of flavors! Pinning to make a batch…I buy candied nuts in the bulk section for salads all the time, but I’m betting it’s healthier and a bit less expensive to make them myself…glad to be in Group C with you!!

  5. Eliot says:

    I want some NOW! These look wonderful and mighty tasty. Great SRC pick!
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  6. beti says:

    they sound pretty easy and delicious I am now wondering on which recipes can I add them, like salads, soups and lots of things
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  7. Love the sweet and salty combination! Nice choice. Glad to be part of the SRC group C with you!!
    Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) recently posted..{ Coconut and Marcona Almond Brittle | The Secret Recipe Club }

  8. Kate says:

    These look very tempting…they will be a snack at our house soon! Great SRC choice.
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  9. Rhonda says:

    I can see how they would be so addictive! I bet they would be great in a salad…maybe that’s how I can justify making them?
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  10. Jann says:

    These look great! I would love to find these at a PO with my name on them as I hike the AT this year. 🙂

  11. I love making those! Perfect Little Snacks!
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  12. What an amazing recipe! Great addition to salads or merely as a snack. Mmm!! Thanksssss!

  13. Natalie says:

    I want to try this kind of recipe its new for me..
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  14. These look addictive. I think these are a dangerous thing to make when you are home on your own!
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  15. Lisa~~ says:

    Sweet and salty, sounds like a perfect snack.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

    Cook Lisa Cook
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  16. I love these….sweet and salty is my weakness.
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  17. heidi says:

    I love nuts and almonds, and when you can spice them up like this, they won’t get any better.
    heidi recently posted..Secret Recipe Club February: Chocolate Pots de Créme

  18. Oh these are dangerous, I’d eat the whole batch!

  19. Jenny says:

    Sounds and looks delicious!
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  20. Ooohhhh those look like such a great snack. and very addictive.
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  21. i am very glad that you posted the ingredients and the step on how to cook it! thanks!
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