Toffee Walnuts

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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These sweet and crunchy Toffee Walnuts make a great party snack, light dessert or salad addition! Bonus: This recipe is super easy with just 5 ingredients!

Easy Candied Toffee Walnuts

These sweet Toffee Walnuts are absolutely delicious and make your house smell delicious as they roast!

I enjoy them by themselves, tossed into a salad, or chopped up on top of ice cream.

I love this easy method of making candied nuts where we toss everything together and it all goes into the oven. 

The outside of the walnuts caramelize and the nuts roast all at the same time.

If you like this Toffee Walnuts recipe, I think you will also love my Pumpkin Spice Candied Candied Nuts and Pecan Christmas Crack!

Walnuts on a sheet pan.

Fisher Nuts

I am excited to be partnering with Fisher again to bring you more recipes featuring all of our favorite fresh nuts!

Fisher Pecans and Walnuts are the perfect addition to any holiday dish and always help bring new flavor and texture to dishes. 

You can see some of my favorite past nut recipes I have made with Fisher here: Almond Joy Truffles, Pecan Praline Sauce, Walnut Rum Cake, Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles, and Pecan Caramel Bars!

This is my 4th year working with Fisher and they are always fresh right out of their shells, preservative free, non-GMO and gluten free.

They come in a really great stand-up bag. It is a big help when you’re baking and your hands are already full to have the bag able to stand on it’s own! 

Fisher’s bags are also resealable. So when you only need a handful of nuts, it keeps them fresher for longer. 

And to make things even easier, Fisher nuts are always available on amazon! Purchase your Fisher nuts today!

Toffee Walnuts on a sheet pan.

Toffee Walnuts Ingredients

We only need FIVE ingredients for this Toffee Walnuts recipe!

  1. Fisher Walnut Halves & Pieces
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. Egg White
  4. Vanilla Extract
  5. Salt

You can also add spices if you desire. I have added cinnamon and/or a pinch of cayenne in the past and both were delicious additions!

Toffee Walnuts in a wood spoon.

How to Make Candied Nuts in the Oven

This recipe for candied nuts is extremely easy because the oven does most of the work for you.

All you have to do is toss all the ingredients together and then spread them out on a cookie sheet.

We roast them for 35 minutes, stirring them half way through, and then out of your oven comes these gorgeous Toffee Walnuts!

How to Store Toffee Walnuts

You can store these candied nuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks!

They are a great make ahead recipe and are also great to ship if you like to ship desserts to friends/family. 

Toffee Walnuts in a glass jar with a gift tag.

These Toffee Walnuts come together in a snap and make your entire house smell delicious as they caramelize and roast in the oven.

They are delicious served in many different ways and I have included a few tips to make them all your own with different added spices.

Add these to your Christmas dessert plate that you are taking to your friends, family and neighbors this year and wait for the compliments to start rolling in. ;-) 

Please leave a review/comment below letting me know how this recipe turns out for you! 

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Yield: 3 cups walnuts

Toffee Walnuts Recipe

These sweet, crunchy Toffee Walnuts are incredibly easy and make a great party snack, light dessert or salad addition! Bonus: You only need 5 ingredients!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes


  • 3 cups Fisher Walnut Halves & Pieces
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
    2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and salt.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg white and vanilla extract until combined. Add the walnuts and toss until they are evenly coated with the egg white mixture.
    4. Then add the brown sugar mixture and toss until the walnuts are evenly coated.
    5. Spread the walnuts out into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
    6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring half way through baking. Allow walnuts to cool completely on baking sheet before serving.
    7. Store any leftovers in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.



I like to add 1 teaspoon cinnamon sometimes to warm my Toffee Walnuts up and give them just a hint of Christmas. I also occasionally will add a pinch of cayenne to make them sweet and spicy! The options are limitless!


Serving: 1, Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 96mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g


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  1. Gracie

    I was looking for an easy recipe to follow and this is the one I decided to use. Have a big bag of walnuts from Sam’s to use before it expires. Followed this recipe step by step and it turned out perfect! I was thinking of cutting down the sugar to 1/4 cup instead of 1/3 glad I didn’t because the sweetness was just right. I baked the walnuts at 325 degrees and took it out of the oven after 30 minutes for they started to smell just a tad bit burning. I know sometimes ovens vary in temp, 35 minutes would’ve been too long for my walnuts. Thank you for this recipe! Will definitely make this again and might add other spices next time.

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hey Gracie! Thanks for taking the time to leave the review! I re-tested this recipe in three different ovens and I agree, they were done around the 25 minute mark. I updated the recipe to show that and recommended people start checking them around 20 minutes just in case!

  2. Dorothy Bergan

    Wish I’d have read the reviews.
    35 minutes was too long.
    Yes. My oven was at 325°.
    Wasted 3 cups of walnuts, because they are scorched.

  3. Kaylene

    I made these today & thought they would be better tasting than they turned out. Looked so yummy in your photos. Was hoping the coating would be like that on butter toffee peanuts. Kind of bummed.

    1. Betty Spinks

      Your first clue it wouldn’t be buttery? THERE’S NO BUTTER IN THE RECIPE. This isn’t rocket science. If you had added butter, there would have been a buttery shell.

  4. Donna

    Any chance you have a recipe for coffee flavored candied walnuts???? My mother was given them once as a gift and I’ve looked and looked for that recipe and cannnnnnot find one…. Mama is gone now, but I’d still like to find that recipe –in her honor. Please help!

  5. Chrissie Baker

    Looking forward to trying this – never done walnuts before. they look amazing, i’m going to make them!!!

  6. Dorothy Reinhold

    This one really gets me excited! It would make a wonderful hostess gift for these holiay parties. I also NEED to add these to every salad from now on!


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