Orange Walnuts

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    1 pound

Appears in

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

  • About

Flavor secret is fresh orange juice


  • c. sugar
  • ½ c. orange juice
  • Few drops yellow food color (optional)
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 3 c. walnut halves


  • Combine sugar and orange juice in 2-qt. heavy saucepan. Cook to soft ball stage (240°). Add a little food color to tint a delicate orange.
  • Remove from heat, add orange peel, vanilla and walnut halves. Stir until syrup begins to look cloudy. Before it hardens, spread mixture on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet so nuts do not overlap. When cool, break in bite-size pieces. Store in covered container, in refrigerator or freezer.