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Brown Sugar, Rosemary and Cayenne Walnuts

Brown Sugar, Rosemary and Cayenne Candied Walnuts

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Creative Culinary


  • ½ cup packed golden brown sugar
  • cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups walnut halves
  • 3 Tbsp fresh rosemary coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy large skillet. Bring to boil, whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute.
  • Add walnuts and spices and stir. Toss until syrup forms glaze on nuts, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer nuts to sheet of foil and quickly separate nuts with forks. Cool.


For gift giving allow to thoroughly cool and then store in airtight containers.