1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp water
1 1/2 cups walnuts
In a cast iron or heavy gauge skillet, place the sugar and water and cook over low heat until sugar is melted. Toss in the walnuts and cook gently until walnuts are coated and the syrup begins to crystallize and turn golden. Be careful because it can burn easily. It will all begin to stick together, use two forks to try to keep it separated.
Have a sheet of buttered waxed paper ready and dump the walnuts onto it. Use two forks to separate the walnuts.