Toffee Walnuts

Rakhi is nearly here and I’m sharing my favourite sweet treats that you can enjoy with your siblings and family.

I have such fond memories of going to ice cream parlours throughout my childhood with my family – it would always bring a smile to everyone’s faces. I’m still a huge ice cream fan, and that’s why I’m excited to share my recipe for Caramelized Walnuts. It’s got so much depth of flavour, and I love piling my ice cream high with these.

What ice cream flavour will you be topping with these?  I love it on vanilla and chocolate, but I want to hear what you think!

Servings Makes 2 cups
Course Dessert
Preparation Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients for the for Toffee Walnuts

(1 cup=200 ml, 1 tbsp=15 ml)

1½ cups walnuts
¼th  cup Brown sugar
¼th  cup Caster sugar
2 tbsp Golden syrup
2 tbsp Salted butter
½ tsp Vanilla extract
1 tbsp Water
2 – 3 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds

Instructions for the Toffee Walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 150℃. Toast the walnuts for 10 minutes
2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat.  Set aside.
3. Heat a saucepan, add in the sugars, golden syrup and water.  Stir using an infolding motion.   Add in the butter and walnuts. Cook over medium heat. If you have a candy thermometer check until the mixture reaches 295 degrees.  Be careful not to burn the mixture as it will become bitter.  Do not let the sugar crystallize.
4. Remove from heat, add in vanilla extract. Spread the nuts on a lined baking sheet or silpat.  Use 2 forks to separate nuts.  Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds.  Allow it to cool until hardened.   Store in an airtight container and use.


1. This is best eaten over any ice cream.
2. You can use toffee walnuts in salads too.
3. Can be served along with cheese platters too.


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