This Caramel Walnuts is ready in 5 minutes using 3 ingredients! They are chewy, crisp, salty, not overly sweet and highly addictive - Ideal for snacking, garnishing desserts, topping salads, or as homemade food gifts that are sure to impress.
¼ cup + 1 tablespoon golden brown sugar, both packed(do not use dark brown)
⅛ teaspoon saltplus more for topping
Place a piece of parchment or silicone mat on a large plate or any sheet pan. Set aside.
Add all ingredients in a medium non-stick skillet.
Place skillet over high heat and cook, stirring occasionally for 4 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium, stir continuously for an addional one minute and cook until all the moisture evaporates. The walnuts will darken, become glossier, and begin to clump together.Tip: It is important to make sure that all the liquid is evaporated before removing from heat. Otherwise, any remaining moisture might cause the walnuts to become sticky and compromise their intended crunchiness.
Transfer the nuts onto the prepared plate, ensuring to scrape off any remaining caramel from the pan. Spread the nuts in a single layer and evenly sprinkle more sea salt on top. Allow them to cool to room temperature and then break them apart using your fingers.
Non-stick skillet is best for this recipe.Cook until no moisture remains.Spoon any remaining caramel in the pan on top of the nuts.