This is a super easy recipe that turns yer average wally-nut into a wonderfully tasty little munchable.
And you can do so much with them. I've used candied walnuts as filler on many a party tray. I've added them to Christmas gift baskets, wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon. I put them out on tables in small bowls surrounded with holiday chocolate kisses and other brightly colored candies. You could use them as topping on a cake, or atop brownies or muffins or pancakes. I have a chocolate bar recipe that I'm planning to make for this weekend that calls for a layer of nuts. Guess what I'll be using!
Warning: They are highly addictive. Betcha can't eat just one!!
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 - 1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp milk
5-6 cups walnuts, halves
Put sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and milk in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and continue to stir at a low boil for 1 minute.
Place walnuts in a large bowl. Slowly pour sugar mixture over the nuts. Stir until the walnuts are completely covered and mixture begins to "sugar".
Place on a sheet of wax paper and allow to dry and harden fully. If stored in an air-tight container, the walnuts should last a good long while.