Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Walnuts

Made with just 8 simple ingredients, these Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Walnuts are a great easy recipe to add to your holiday treat making list!

This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts.

Simple Glazed Walnuts Recipe

It’s hard to believe that there are only a few more days left of school before Christmas break! Wednesday night my brother Jon and his girlfriend Erin will get into town. Thursday is the last day my kids will be going to school.

This first half of the school year has really flown by. I can hardly believe Christmas is next week. We haven’t had very much snow so far where I live in Colorado. We have had a lot of pretty nice weather mixed in with the cold. It doesn’t really feel like winter to me yet.

I’m glad that the kiddos, Jon, Erin and I will be spending part of our holiday break up in Keystone skiing. And with actual snow.

I have a lot to do this week as I prepare for the upcoming holiday — getting presents wrapped, teacher gifts made, and so on. I’ll be making these cinnamon vanilla glazed walnuts as gifts.

If you feeling super busy this last week before Christmas hits and are still in need of some gifts for friends or teachers, give these cinnamon vanilla glazed walnuts a try. These homemade candied walnuts are sweet with a hint of spice from ground red pepper. They are really easy and quick to prepare and don’t include any complicated ingredients.

Glazed Walnuts Ingredients

For this glazed walnuts recipe, you’ll need:

  • Walnut halves
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground red pepper
  • Salt
  • Egg white
  • Vanilla extract
cinnamon vanilla glazed walnuts in white bowl atop tea towel

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How to Make Candied Walnuts

Stir the sugar and seasonings together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whip the vanilla and egg white until foamy. Fold the walnut halves into the egg white mixture, then stir in the seasoning blend.

Bake the glazed walnuts for about an hour at a low heat, then let them rest on your counter to cool before enjoying.

Can I Use Another Type of Nut?

Yes, you can use the instructions for these cinnamon vanilla glazed walnuts for pecans or almonds if you prefer different nuts. Or, maybe if you’d like to do a mixed nut gift. That would work too!

How Long Do Glazed Walnuts Last?

If kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, these candied walnuts should keep for 2 to 3 weeks. Yet another reason why I love prepping these before the holidays!

Tips for Making Glazed Walnuts

Unfortunately, I don’t know if there’s a way to make these glazed walnuts egg-free. The egg white is crucial in this recipe, but if you know of any substitutes please leave a comment below!

Also, it’s so important that you let these candied walnuts cool completely before eating them. They’re dangerously hot when they first come out of the oven. Plus, they crisp up as they cool and are much tastier then.

These glazed walnuts are delicious as is, but you can also chop them up and enjoy them atop oatmeal, sweet potato casserole, yogurt, and more!

More Christmas Food Gifts:

This Homemade Citrus Sugar can be used to rim cocktail glasses, as a garnish for baked goods, and more! It’s a unique edible Christmas gift not many people think to make.

Love nuts? These Mocha Roasted Almonds are a fun take on the usual candied nuts people make around the holidays.

My friends and family go crazy for my Homemade Bourbon Caramel Sauce. You can use it as a topping for pies, brownies, cakes, and cheesecakes.

This Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Bark is the ultimate edible Christmas gift! Plus, it’s easy enough to make with kids.

Think homemade caramels are difficult to make? Think again! These Bourbon Maple Salted Caramels are easy to make at home and are a wonderful Christmas gift.

What’s your favorite treat to make around the holidays?

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Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Walnuts

Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Walnuts

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Made with just 8 simple ingredients, these Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Walnuts are a great easy recipe to add to your holiday treat making list!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups Fisher walnut halves

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
    2. In a small bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, red pepper and salt. Mix well and set aside.
    3. In a medium sized bowl, beat the egg white and vanilla until it is foamy. Gently stir in the walnuts until coated. Stir in the spice mixture and gently mix until the nuts are evenly coated.
    4. Beat egg white and vanilla in medium bowl until foamy. Add walnuts; toss to coat. Add spice mixture; toss to coat nuts evenly. Spread the coated nuts on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
    5. Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour. After the first 30 minutes, stir the nuts.
    6. Cool the baked nuts for 5 minutes and break them apart. Cool completely.

Notes

Nuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 203 Total Fat 17g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 15g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 74mg Carbohydrates 10g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 7g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g
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