Persian Honey-Saffron Walnuts Candy

Honey –saffron caramel nuts that is called ‘ Sohun asali’ In Persian language, are speciality of beautiful city Isfahan in Iran. My mother loved to make these gorgeous nuts candy caramels.


It is made of saffron- honey, sugar and nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachio, and pecans and garnished with chopped pistachio.
This candy nuts has a rich caramel colour and is heavenly tasty, crunchy and tasty again

125 g sugar
2 ½ tbsp. butter
40 g honey
1 tbsp Saffron water
1 tbsp rose water or just water

Cover a tray with a parchment paper and set aside.
Combine sugar, honey, butter and rose water in a pan and melt butter over medium to low heat.

Stir until sugar dissolve and start boiling ( it will take about 5 minutes). Add  walnuts into honey mixture. Stir frequently and cook for about 10 minutes or until the sugar mixture be thickening and slightly brown.


Now, add in saffron water and stir until incorporated.
Remove from the heat and carefully spread the nut mixture on the parchment paper and sprinkle chopped pistachio on the top.
Allow candy to cool. Remove it from the tray and break it into small pieces.
Bone appetite




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