5-Minute Caramel Walnuts Recipe

Indulge in the sweet, crunchy goodness of caramel-coated walnuts with this simple recipe. Perfect as a snack or as a topping for salads, desserts, or even breakfast dishes!


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the walnuts to the skillet and toast them for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they become fragrant. Be careful not to burn them.
  3. Once the walnuts are toasted, remove them from the skillet and set them aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the granulated sugar and let it melt, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula. The sugar will start to clump and then liquefy.
  5. Once the sugar has melted completely and turned into a golden caramel color, add the butter to the skillet and stir until it’s fully incorporated into the caramel.
  6. Carefully add the toasted walnuts back into the skillet with the caramel, stirring quickly to coat them evenly.
  7. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the caramel walnuts and continue stirring for another 1-2 minutes, until the walnuts are fully coated and the caramel has thickened slightly.
  8. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the caramel walnuts to a parchment-lined baking sheet or a plate, spreading them out into a single layer to cool.
  9. Allow the caramel walnuts to cool completely before serving or storing them in an airtight container for later enjoyment.

Enjoy your delicious homemade caramel walnuts as a delightful treat or a versatile ingredient in your favorite recipes!

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