Candied Walnuts with Local Honey

Updated: Feb 15

This is such an easy recipe and a great way to use honey. We used our own local honey from our Forage & Feast hive which is cared for by Tiaki Bees. A local business that rents hives to homes and businesses to help protect our bee population, as well as provide you with honey for you and your family. It's a great way to learn about bees in your own backyard. We'll meet Barna the owner another time, but for now grab a jar of local honey and whip up these easy candied walnuts, which we taste on our half and full day culinary adventures.


Method

Takes around five minutes on the stove and makes a cup of candied walnuts ideal for eating as they or, sprinkling on salad or dessert.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut halves/pieces you can also use this recipe for candied pecans

  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar (not coarse sugar)

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

  • Add a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness (or remove and use salted butter as above)


Instructions

  1. Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium heat, add 1 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 Tbsp butter.

  2. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently so your mixture doesn't burn (especially towards the end). When the sugar mixture starts melting, stir constantly until all sugar is melted and nuts are coated.

  3. Transfer immediately onto a sheet of baking paper and separate the nuts right away (otherwise they stick together. Move quickly, otherwise the honey and sugar hardens

  4. Once the coating hardens (5-7 minutes), you can transfer them to a bowl and enjoy straight away. Store in a air tight container for about a week.