Cevizli Sucuk (walnut sucuk), is a Turkish dessert shaped like a sausage. It shares it’s name with the breakfast sausage, sucuk.

From googling and researching, I’ve stumbled upon a lot of English names for it: candy sucuk, candy sausage, sweet walnut sausages and walnut ropes.

A sticky and chewy sweet snack made of walnuts and fruits. Nuts are threaded onto a string and dipped into a thickened fruit molasses and dried in the shape of a sausage. Varieties include walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts or raisins and are dipped in either grape, mulberry or pear molasses.

It’s not to sweet, to me it’s like eating a healthy version of a fruit roll-up. However, my Dad said it was like chewing on a tire – so it might not be for everyone.


Watch how it’s made below.


Besides Turkey, it is also popular in Russia and Georgia. (In Georgia it’s called Churchkhela.)