A Quick and Festive Treat

The holiday season is the perfect time to spread joy with homemade gifts, and these Caramelized Cinnamon Walnuts are a delightful choice. I received so much love for these treats last Christmas that I'm excited to make them again. With a simple stovetop process, these roasted walnuts are not only a feast for the eyes but also a sweet and crunchy indulgence. Let's dive into the easy steps and create a festive treat that will leave everyone wanting more.

A Quick and Festive Treat


  • 2 cups of walnuts
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 oz. water
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of cinnamon (optional)


1. Prep the Baking Sheet:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent the caramelized walnuts from sticking.

2. Combine Ingredients in a Pan:

  • In a medium-sized pan, combine walnuts, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, water, brown sugar, salt, and a pinch of cinnamon if desired.

3. Stir and Cook on High Heat:

  • Stir the mixture continuously over high heat. In approximately 5 minutes, the sugar will melt, creating a beautiful caramel finish.

4. Cool and Break Into Pieces:

  • Spread the caramelized walnuts in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet to cool.
  • Once cooled, break them into bite-sized pieces.

5. Store in an Airtight Jar:

  • Store the caramelized walnuts in a jar that keeps air out. They can be kept at room temperature for up to two weeks, if they last that long!

These Quick Roasted Walnuts are not only visually appealing but also incredibly easy to make. Whether you need a sweet treat for yourself or want to impress your loved ones, these caramelized cinnamon walnuts are the perfect solution. Save this recipe, and enjoy the delightful process of making and savoring these sweet treats that are simply irresistible. Happy cooking!

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