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Candied Walnuts

 Candied Walnuts
Turn ordinary walnuts into a taste sensation with this simple recipe that’s prepared on the stovetop. With plenty of brown sugar and a hint of pepper, the crunchy candied nuts are a nice complement to a fruit and cheese tray. But they can stand on their own, as well, because they’re so munchable!
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • In a large heavy skillet, combine the oil, vinegar and pepper. Cook
  • and stir over medium heat until blended. Add walnuts and cook over
  • medium heat until nuts are toasted, about 4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cook and stir for 2-4 minutes or until
  • sugar is melted. Spread on foil to cool. Store in an airtight
  • container.
  • Yield: 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 124 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.