These homemade, candied caramel walnuts are a little sticky, and a little chewy, but oh so good.
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups of walnut halves
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Candy thermometer
Make the caramel base:
In a small, thick-bottomed saucepan, mix together and heat the sour cream, salt, milk, and sugar. Heat until the temperature reads 240°F on a candy thermometer or digital thermometer, stirring occasionally.
Add walnuts, vanilla:
Add the walnuts and a teaspoon of vanilla. Stir until the walnuts are creamy.
Remove from pan and separate:
Remove pan from heat and spread the walnuts out on parchment paper or Silpat. Separate using 2 forks if necessary. Let cool to harden.