Orange Candied Walnuts

When it comes to sweets, I always feel guilty for indulging in high sugary treats that have no nutritional value. Orange zest walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C. This delicious treat will have you eating walnuts daily.


  • Oranges (for 2 tbsp. orange zest or desired amount)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 cups walnuts


  1. Boil 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup orange juice until thermometer reaches 234 degrees F.
  2. Take off stove and add 2 tbsp. of orange zest and 3 cups walnuts. Stir until mixture looks cloudy.
  3. When mixture begins to sugar, put walnuts onto wax paper. Let harden.

Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be