Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

I made these amazing little nuts to put on a pesto, pear, arugula and goat cheese panini that I was inspired to make from a pinterest post. The original recipe called for bre, but I used goat cheese and it turned out quite amazingly. I also changed out the arugula pesto mayo for a vegan, walnut arugula pesto…total amazingness! As for the nuts, I made a double batch so that we had left-overs to munch on, but they only lasted a day. This means, I’ve found a healthy snack to keep out for munching that all Yavorsky family members can enjoy. Great Success.

Sure, you can buy pre-made candied walnuts at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, but that’s no fun. These honestly take about 10-15 minutes to make and you can try so many different variations (mix and match with different nuts as well):

  • cayenne pepper and agave
  • mesquite and maple syrup
  • rosemary and garlic
  • sesame teriyaki
  • cilantro lime


  • Walnuts
  • Agave Syrup (or honey)
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Pour agave syrup over nuts and sprinkle with all other ingredients
  3. Mix until each walnut is coated lightly with the syrup and spices
  4. Pleace nuts on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the syrup starts to bubble and nuts are slightly toasted
  5. remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes before serving.

About Caley Alyssa

As a D-1 collegiate athlete with a background in nutrition and anatomy, and an internship with a naturopathic center for healing, I found myself wanting to help people achieve healthier, happier lives. I quickly came to realize that I wanted to work with preventative therapeutic methods promoting active, energetic lifestyles rather then focusing on treatment centered around prescription drugs and the increasingly paramount “band-aid” mindset. In 2006, I moved to San Francisco and began to study yoga completing a 200 hour training with Yoga Tree. From there I've studied with Shiva Rea and obtained a certification to work with children and at risk youth. In 2010, my quest to bring health and happiness to others lead me to enroll with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York to become a holistic health coach. Currently, I live in LA and am training with Dharma Mittra to obtain my 500 hour yoga certification. I love to share my lifelong journey of finding balance, wellness and happiness in all aspects of life!
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1 Response to Candied Walnuts

  1. thismammasheart says:

    oh man these look good!!! I’ve been craving sweets pretty badly lately….. Im thinking candied walnuts would be better than chocolate, anyday! thanks !!!!


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