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Categories: Appetizers, Desserts

Minted Walnuts

Minted Walnuts
Los Angeles Times

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Total time: 20 minutes | Makes 2 1/2 cups
Note: From Eloise Tolar, Ontario.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • Few drops peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups walnut halves or large walnut pieces

Step 1Grease a baking sheet and set aside.

Step 2Combine the sugar, salt, water and corn syrup in a non-aluminum or heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until a candy thermometer inserted in the mixture reaches 236 degrees. Remove from the heat and add the marshmallows, stirring until melted. Add the peppermint and the walnuts and stir gently until the mixture is creamy and the nuts are well-coated.

Step 3Pour the nuts onto the baking sheet and separate using 2 forks.

Each tablespoon:
92 calories; 20 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0.63 gram fiber.
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