Candied Walnuts are great for salads, baking, snacking, and more! You only need 5 minutes to make this Easy Candied Walnuts recipe! You will love the crunchy, sweet, and oh so addicting candied nuts!
Add the walnuts, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, if using. Stir so the walnuts are coated in the sugar mixture.
Continue to cook and stir frequently over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the sugar is fully melted and coating the walnuts. If using brown sugar, the mixture will be shiny and smooth, not grainy.
Immediately remove the skillet from the heat to prevent the sugar from burning.