Candied walnuts

Yield: 4 cups

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Firmly packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Grated orange rind
2 tablespoons Orange juice
1 pounds Walnut halves

Pack the walnuts in pretty glass jars tied with decorative ribbons for gift-giving. These nuts can be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks. The citrus flavor actually improves with time.

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Combine sugar, salt, orange rind and orange juice in large bowl.

Add walnuts; toss to coat. Line large jellyroll pan with aluminum foil. Coat with nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray. Spread walnuts evenly over foil.

3. Bake the walnuts in preheated 350F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until dark brown and bubbly, stirring the nuts halfway through.

4. Meanwhile, coat large piece of aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray. Remove nuts from oven. Immediately spread on prepared foil, separating nuts with 2 forks. Cool completely. Store in airtight container(s).

Microwave Directions: Cook coated walnuts in large microwave-safe glass baking dish on 100% power for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until dark brown and bubbly. Proceed with Step 4, above.

Makes 4½ cups.

Nutrient value per ¼ cup: 185 calories, 4 g protein, 16 g fat, 11 g carbohydrate, 64 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol. Exchanges: 1 ¼ fruit, 3 fat.

from Family Circle 11/2/93 typed by Tiffany Hall-Graham Submitted By TIFFANY HALL-GRAHAM On 10-21-94

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