“From Moms old grey cookbook...these are the candied nuts she would make us at Christmas.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 teaspoon orange rind, finely grated
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 14 cup fresh orange juice
  • 12 cup water
  • 2 12-3 cups walnut halves
  • sugar, for coating


  1. Combine first four ingredients in saucepan. Boil to 238 degrees on candy thermometer. Add Walnuts.
  2. ***The rest is left empty in Moms book, but trying to remember what she did next I believe she set removed nuts onto parchment lined cookie sheet, and allowed to set, then rolled them in the extra sugar prior to putting into a lined tin which was only opened on Christmas Eve night -- and that was always the beginning of our Christmas.***.
  3. What I do is place on parchment lined cookie sheet, and place it into oven overnight to allow the pilot light only to dry them just a bit. Then I roll them into the coating sugar. I found they were more like Momma's that way, but try either way and see which one you like.
  4. servings and prep/cook time estimated for now.

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