If you are making the candied walnuts yourself, do that first. In a sauce pan add the 1/4 cup of sugar and turn the heat on high. Wait about 1 minute without touching it then add the 1/4 cup of water. Let this start to bubble for another minute. Add the walnuts and toss to coat. Let this cook on high heat until the quick caramel is completely sticking to the walnuts. Turn off the heat and place on a plate to cool.