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Candied Cinnamon Sugar Walnuts

5 from 4 votes
Marley Goldin
These Candied Cinnamon Sugar Walnuts are the perfect pop-in-your-mouth snack to get your sweet fix in just 35 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 cup walnuts. shelled
  • 1 large egg white (1 large egg white usually = 4 tbsp)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 250°F and prep a large cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a reusable baking mat.
  • Add your walnuts to a large mixing bowl. Separate your egg yolk from your egg white and set egg yolk aside (see notes below for uses for the egg yoke). Add egg white to walnuts and mix until walnuts are coated.
  • Whisk together both sugars and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Pour sugar and cinnamon mixture over walnuts and stir until nuts are evenly coated.
  • Spread your nuts out evenly onto your cookie sheet, making sure not to stack them on top of one another. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and toss, and then back for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before enjoying them at room temperature.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to toss the walnuts halfway through to ensure they bake evenly.
  • Your walnuts will not be crispy and crunchy until they cool. Let them cool completely before enjoying.
  • Don't waste the egg yolk! It can be used in the Hollandaise sauce on these Eggs Benedict, or in these Margarita Cookies, Candy Cookies or Rosemary Shortbread.
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, 5 Ingredients or Less, Candied Nuts, Cinnamon Roll, Easy, Walnuts
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