Caramel Walnuts

Walnut candy, made with walnut halves coated with a homemade caramel candy sauce.

  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 2 cups candied walnuts


  • 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


1 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.

2 Add walnuts, vanilla: Add the walnuts and a teaspoon of vanilla. Stir until the walnuts are creamy.

3 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.