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Cinnamon Ginger Candied Walnuts

Cinnamon Ginger Candied Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #candied #nuts #recipe

Sweet yet lightly salted walnuts with cinnamon and ginger.

I don’t know why I haven’t candied walnuts before, but when I got my pears, I decided I needed to make a salad with them, and the salad I had in mind involved candied walnuts. No other kind of nut would do.  I needed candied walnuts.

So I made them. Candied walnuts. They are marvelous in a salad or to add a little crunch to a creamy dessert. Or, just for snacking. Oh, and if you’re thinking forward to Christmas, they make marvelous gifts too.

Cinnamon Ginger Candied Walnuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 cups of candied walnuts

Cinnamon Ginger Candied Walnuts


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups raw walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teapoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Spray a large jelly roll pan (or other rimmed baking pan) with cooking spray or line it with a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg white and vanilla with a mixer until they are frothy, but not stiff yet. Pour in the nuts, and stir until well coated.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, mix the sugars, salt, and spices until well mixed. Stir the spiced sugar into the egg/nut mixture and toss to coat all the nuts evenly.
  4. Spread the nuts out onto a 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan (or other large rimmed baking pan) and bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Store in an airtight container or tin. These sweet, salty nuts are great on salads and desserts, or just for snacking.


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Cinnamon Ginger Candied Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #candied #nuts #recipe

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16 Responses

  1. love, Love, LOVE!!! xoxo

    October 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    • Ann

      Oh Michele you are the sweetest! Thank you 🙂

      October 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  2. My friend makes a salad with pears and candies walnuts, but the little bit of warm spices here would make it even better! Love it Ann!

    October 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks Brianne! I think a bit of spice always makes things nicer 🙂

      October 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  3. These look so yummy! Pinning and tweeting, thanks for sharing. ☺

    October 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Melissa!

      October 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  4. Love this recipe! Someone would probably have to take the bowl away from me…lol! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. Have a wonderful week 🙂

    October 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    • Ann

      Oh you’re funny! Thanks for the comment and I hope you have a wonderful week too!

      October 3, 2013 at 8:36 am

  5. Karen Pruitt

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I make a yogurt fruit salad and have been buying candied walnut or pecan pieces. They are getting so expensive that I have been looking for a way to make my own. Thanks so much for this yummy looking recipe!

    October 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm

  6. Your Cinnamon Ginger Candied Walnuts look amazing and they sound easy to make. I love candied nuts and usually only get them at the fair or a farmer’s market when they are selling them freshly made. I never even thought of making them myself. I am definitely going to give this a try. Thank you for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop!

    October 4, 2013 at 4:16 pm

  7. I made your recipe! They taste incredible good and crispy!I will making some more batches as istmas gifts! I will add a lillte more cinnamon and 1/2 pumpkin spice as well. Thanks fpr the recipe!

    December 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    • Ann

      I’m so happy, Kathia! Thank you for commenting … it is comments from sweet people like you that makes it all worthwhile.

      December 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

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  9. Sheryl

    Wow, these sound awesome and I can’t wait to try them out. Was wondering about 1.5 hours in oven at 250c, seems a long time in a hot oven?

    May 8, 2015 at 7:55 am

    • Ann

      Oh Sheryl I’m so glad you asked! No, at 250 F., which would be 120 C. You want a very low temp oven.

      May 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm

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