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Rock me with your walnut ideas (Xmas prezzies)

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
We have a walnut tree in our garden. Last year was out first year here and we collected a few and they were yum but this year we have been more vigilant and have collected loads. Am drying them out at the moment but would love to do something with them to make them in to Xmas presents so am looking for ideas....
Thanks
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  • thriftwizardthriftwizard Forumite
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    I used to take half-walnut shells, dip them in gold or silver paint, and glue on little sparkly things - sequins, tiny pom-poms, beads - to make Christmas decorations. But you're probably more after ideas like walnut toffee? Which is just ordinary toffee with chopped walnuts mixed in. Alternatively you could dip half-kernels in dark chocolate? There's also walnut liqueur, but I think that's generally made with unripe walnuts.
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    Walnut pesto? Walnut butter? (Although I'm not convinced that blitzing walnuts is helpful if you want a product with a long shelf-life).
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    Pickled walnuts?
  • I used to take half-walnut shells, dip them in gold or silver paint, and glue on little sparkly things - sequins, tiny pom-poms, beads - to make Christmas decorations. But you're probably more after ideas like walnut toffee? Which is just ordinary toffee with chopped walnuts mixed in. Alternatively you could dip half-kernels in dark chocolate? There's also walnut liqueur, but I think that's generally made with unripe walnuts.
    I like the decoration idea, my daughter would love doing that.
    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    Walnut pesto? Walnut butter? (Although I'm not convinced that blitzing walnuts is helpful if you want a product with a long shelf-life).
    Yeh I want it to be able to last past Jan
    bouicca21 wrote: »
    Pickled walnuts?
    I believe you need unripe ones for pickled walnuts
    Recently married and loving it x
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    dates stuffed with walnuts
  • Callie22Callie22 Forumite
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    Candied or caramelised walnuts? There's also an American thing called 'Wet Walnuts', which is toasted walnuts in syrup which is lovely on ice cream or porridge. Martha Stewart's is the first recipe I found but I'm sure there are others.
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