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Candied Walnuts

MAKES 1 CUP Double the batch and store extras in an airtight container for Candied Walnuts anytime.


  • Canola oil for deep-frying
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup walnut halves


  1. Pour 1-1/2 inches of oil into a deep, heavy pot. Heat over medium heat to 350°F.
  2. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, put the sugar in a bowl, and bring a saucepan filled with water to a boil.
  3. Add the nuts to the boiling water and blanch, 1 minute. Using a wire skimmer or strainer, scoop out the nuts, shake off the excess water, and add the nuts to the sugar. Toss to coat completely and create a light sugar paste over the nuts.
  4. Working in batches, carefully spoon the nuts into the hot oil, spreading them out so they don’t stick together; fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the nuts to the prepared sheet pan, spreading them in a single layer. Let cool completely.