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Candied Walnuts {Easy Yummy Chinese Style}

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Candied Walnuts {Easy Yummy Chinese Style}

Candied Walnuts Chinese style using simple ingredients is yummy and healthy. It features roasted walnuts wrapped with homemade sugar syrup and topped with toasted white sesame seeds. Enjoy this as a healthy snack or treat, or add this as a topping to your favorite food.

Speaking of roasting walnuts, I usually blanch the walnuts briefly before roasting for a more refreshing and delicious taste. Roasting walnuts using a wok over the stovetop is truly a quick and easy way to toast walnuts. Simply add a tiny pinch of Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper during the roasting to complement the flavor.

Candied walnuts {Easy Yummy Chinese Style}
Candied walnuts {Easy Yummy Chinese Style}

How to make candied walnuts easy, yummy and healthy way?

The first is to roast walnuts

Read here to learn all about how to roast walnuts quick and easy using a wok via stovetop. You can make this in advance.

Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Stovetop via Wok}
Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Stovetop via Wok}

Cooking Homemade Sugar Syrup for Candied Walnuts

Homemade sugar syrup for candied walnuts ingredients
Homemade sugar syrup for candied walnuts ingredients

Add sugar and half a portion of water into a 12-inch hard-anodized fry pan, mix well and bring it to a boil using low heat. Then turn the heat to simmer and let it bubble for about 15 minutes.

Cooking Sugar Syrup for Candied Walnuts
Cooking Sugar Syrup

So what types of sugar are best for making the sugar syrup? Something that is substantial, the less refined, the better. I typically use Sugar in the Raw. Brown rock sugar is another excellent choice.

Patience is indeed a virtue for cooking homemade sugar syrup. Be patient and take the time.

Warm up walnuts if you are using previously roasted walnuts

While waiting on the sugar syrup, warm-up the walnuts and get them ready If you are using previously roasted walnuts. Heat up a wok for 2 minutes using medium-high heat. Turn the heat to low and add the roasted walnuts into the wok. Then mix and turn for 3 minutes.

Roasting Walnuts Using a Wok
Roasting Walnuts Using a Wok

Wrap toasted walnuts with homemade sugar syrup

When the sugar syrup is ready, add the freshly warmed-up roasted walnuts into the pan, quickly turn and fold for about 15 seconds.

Wrap roasted walnuts with homemade sugar syrup
Wrap roasted walnuts with homemade sugar syrup

Turn off the heat, add sprinkles of roasted white sesame seeds, and continue to turn and fold for about 15 seconds.

Add roasted sesame to candied walnuts
Add Roasted Sesame Seeds

Cooldown the freshly made candied walnuts on wax parchment paper

Remove the freshly made candied walnuts from the frypan and lay them flat on a non-bleach parchment paper to let them cool down. The sugar syrup shall quickly harden.

cool off freshly made candied walnuts on a non-bleach wax paper
Cool down freshly made candied walnuts on a non-bleach wax paper

Store the cooled down candied walnuts in a glass jar. Enjoy a yummy & healthy treat!

Candied Walnuts {Easy Yummy Chinese Style}
Candied Walnuts {Easy Yummy Chinese Style}
Candied walnuts {Easy Yummy Chinese Style}

Candied Walnuts {Easy Yummy Chinese Style} Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Candied Walnuts Chinese style using simple ingredients is yummy and healthy. It features roasted walnuts wrapped with homemade sugar syrup and topped with toasted white sesame seeds. Enjoy this as a healthy snack or treat, or add this as a topping to your favorite food.

Ingredients

For Roasted Walnuts:

  • 250 Gram raw walnut haves, about 3 cups
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt, or salt of your choice
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2.5 Qt. water, for blanching the walnuts before roasting

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Sugar in the Raw
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp toasted white sesame seeds

Instructions

The First is to Roast Walnuts:

  1. Read here to learn all about how to roast walnuts quickly and easily quickly and easily using a wok via stovetop. You can make this in advance.
    Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Way}

Cooking Homemade Sugar Syrup for Candied Walnuts:

  1. Add sugar  and half a portion of water into a hard-anodized fry pan, mix well and bring it to a boil using low heat. Then turn the heat to simmer and let it bubble for about 15 minutes.
    Turbindado Sugar

Warm-up walnuts if you are using previously roasted walnuts:

  1. While waiting on the sugar syrup, warm up the walnuts and get them ready If you are using previously roasted walnuts.
  2. Heat up a wok for 2 minutes using medium-high heat. Turn the heat to low and add the roasted walnuts into the wok. Then mix and turn for 3 minutes.
    Roasting Walnuts Using a Wok

Wrap toasted walnuts with homemade sugar syrup:

  1. When the sugar syrup is ready, add the freshly warmed-up roasted walnuts into the pan, quickly turn and fold for about 15 seconds.
    Wrap roasted walnuts with homemade sugar syrup
  2. Turn off the heat, add sprinkles of roasted white sesame seeds, and continue to turn and fold for about 15 seconds.
    Add roasted sesame to candied walnuts

Cooldown the freshly made candied walnuts on wax parchment paper:

  1. Remove the freshly made candied walnuts from the frypan and lay them flat on a non-bleach parchment paper toto let them cool down. The sugar syrup shall quickly harden.
    cool off freshly made candied walnuts on a non-bleach wax paper
  2. Store the cooled-down candied walnuts in a glass jar. Enjoy a yummy & healthy treat!
    Candied Walnuts {Easy Yummy Chinese Style}

Notes

  • So what types of sugar are best for making the sugar syrup? Something that is substantial, the less refined, the better. I typically use Sugar in the RawBrown rock sugars another excellent choice.
  • Patience is indeed a virtue for cooking homemade sugar syrup. Be patient and take the time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 6g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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