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5 Minute Caramel Walnuts

Quick and Sweet: 5-Minute Caramel Walnuts Indulge in the delightful combination of sweet and crunchy with these 5-Minute Caramel Walnuts. This easy-to-make treat is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth in a hurry. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes on the stovetop, you can enjoy caramel-coated walnuts that are great for snacking, topping desserts, or giving as homemade gifts. Get ready to experience quick and sweet bliss with 5-Minute Caramel Walnuts.

Irresistible Sweetness

The star of this treat is the irresistible sweetness of the caramel coating that perfectly complements the crunch of the walnuts.

Versatile Snacking

These caramel walnuts are a versatile snack that can be enjoyed on their own, added to ice cream, yogurt, or used as a topping for salads and desserts.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your 5-Minute Caramel Walnuts with these variations:

  1. Spiced Caramel: Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the caramel for a warm, spiced flavor.
  2. Mixed Nuts: Experiment with different nuts like pecans, almonds, or cashews for a mixed nut caramel treat.
  3. Chocolate Drizzle: After the caramel has cooled, drizzle melted chocolate over the caramel-coated walnuts for an extra layer of decadence.


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Now that you’ve discovered the quick and sweet bliss of 5-Minute Caramel Walnuts, it’s time to savor their irresistible sweetness and delightful crunch. Share them with friends and family, or keep them all to yourself for a guilt-free indulgence. Don’t forget to leave a review to tell us how much you enjoyed this speedy treat. Happy snacking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Be cautious when working with caramel, as it can become very hot. Use a long-handled spoon to stir and handle the mixture.
  • Store leftover caramel walnuts in an airtight container to maintain their freshness and crunch.
  • You can also make larger batches of caramel walnuts for gifting during the holidays or special occasions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other nuts for this recipe?

Yes, you can use other nuts like pecans, almonds, or cashews for a different flavor and texture.

How long will these caramel walnuts stay fresh?

If stored in an airtight container, these caramel walnuts can stay fresh for up to two weeks.

5 Minute Caramel Walnuts

5 Minute Caramel Walnuts

Recipe by Alexandra
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  • 1 cup 1 (120g) walnuts

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (50g) granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons 2 (30ml) water

  • A pinch of salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 vanilla extract (optional)


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set it aside.
  • In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, water, and a pinch of salt.
  • Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the mixture to a boil. You can swirl the pan gently to ensure even cooking, but avoid stirring.
  • Let the mixture boil for about 3-4 minutes or until it turns a deep amber color. Be sure to keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.
  • Once the caramel reaches the desired color, remove it from heat immediately.
  • Quickly stir in the vanilla extract if using.
  • Add the walnuts to the caramel and stir to coat them evenly.
  • Using a spoon or fork, transfer the caramel-coated walnuts to the prepared baking sheet, separating them to prevent clumps.
  • Allow the caramel walnuts to cool completely. Once cooled, they will harden and be ready to enjoy.
  • Break the caramel walnuts into smaller clusters and savor the quick and sweet bliss of this delightful treat. Enjoy!

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