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Candied Walnuts and Pecans

Right now, my life is all about these Candied Walnuts and Pecans.

Yes, I’m in love. These are so easy to make that you should stop reading right now and go make them.

You can eat them by the handful or put them in lots of dishes like salads, granola, or even on top of pancakes or French toast.

You won’t regret making these. I promise. I also think these would be great sprinkled on top of rice pudding.

Feel free to use all walnuts or pecans, it’s your life. You do you, boo!

Yield: 2 cups

Candied Walnuts and Pecans

candied pecans and walnuts in a bowl with grey cloth

These candied nuts are great on top of ice cream or stirred into oatmeal or rice pudding. They are perfect as a holiday gift!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F
  3. Once preheated, toast the nuts for 10 minutes
  4. Melt the butter in a medium pot.
  5. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to the butter and heat on medium-high for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the walnuts and the pecans to the pot and coat evenly with a spatula.
  7. Transfer coated nuts to the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and stir, let sit until completely cool.


Use all walnuts or all pecans instead of the combination if you'd like!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 965Total Fat: 74gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 60gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 9gSugar: 52gProtein: 16g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. You may want to spot check this information.

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Wednesday 1st of May 2013

I'd like to be eating a handful of these while taking a hayride and wearing a sweater that I have in the intervening five years learned how to knit myself and also own a house. The house is not on the hayride.

P.S. Just found your blog - and I love it! Too cute! I went majorly pin-happy. Did you do your own background illustration?

Samantha Seeley

Sunday 5th of May 2013

haha! thank you. I did not do the background illustration, it was done by my designer (!)

Mimi Fix

Monday 18th of March 2013

Stopped reading when I got to the recipe. Made the candied nuts and came back to finish reading. EXCELLENT recipe, thank you...

A five year plan is like a business plan: people should write one but rarely do.


Thursday 14th of March 2013

Love candied nuts, I usually end up eating way more than I should!

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