Browned Butter and Bourbon Candied Walnuts

Browned Butter and Bourbon Candied Walnuts


Author note: These walnuts are perfect to eat by themselves or to top treats such as ice cream, cinnamon rolls, cakes or muffins

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons bourbon

¼ cup water

1/3 cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

1 ½ cups chopped walnuts

  1. In a medium sized skillet heat the butter on medium for about 10 minutes, or until it is nicely browned.
  2. Next, add the bourbon, water, brown sugar, vanilla and salt to the skillet. Bring to a boil and reduce for about two minutes.
  3. Finally, add the chopped walnuts and turn the heat to medium-high. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the syrup is thickened and coats the walnuts.
  4. Cook for an additional two minutes, stirring frequently. This cooks the walnuts to achieve a crunchy texture.
  5. Spread the candied walnuts in one layer on a foil lined baking sheet. Let the walnuts air dry for at least four hours before serving.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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