Maple glazed candied walnuts are sweet, crunchy and the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth! All you need are 5 ingredients to create this tasty treat.
The other day Kim and I were craving a sweet snack but didn’t feel like driving to the store to pick something up.
After rummaging through the cabinets for a few minutes, Kim pulled out a couple of ingredients.
The result of her efforts are these maple glazed candied walnuts. Needless to say, we had to share them. So, let’s get started.
How to make candied walnuts?
First, grab a large skillet and combine the walnut halves, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, and ground cinnamon.
Next, use your wooden spoon to mix everything. Make sure to evenly coat all the walnuts.
Then, place the pan over medium heat and let the candied walnuts cook for about nine (9) minutes. Stir the mixture as it cooks to keep the sugar from burning.
Last, spread the cooked walnuts out onto a baking sheet and let them cool for at least ten (10) minutes before serving.
That’s it, your maple glazed candied walnuts are done! Kim and I hope you enjoy the treat and wish you all the best 🙂
- If the maple syrup starts to burn, remove the pan from the heat immediately and keep stirring the mixture. Once it starts to cool, place it back on the stove, but reduce the heat to low.
- You could try using salted walnuts for a salty, sweet flavor. However, we’ve never tried that before, we’ve only used unsalted.
- The candied walnuts can be stored in a sealed container on your counter-top for up to five (5) days. They should also be freezer safe for up to a month when properly stored.
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- 4 cups walnuts halved
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste
- In a large skillet or pan, combine the walnuts, syrup, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring continuously, until the maple syrup begins to caramelize and the walnuts are toasted.4 cups walnuts3/4 cup maple syrup1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Transfer the hot walnuts to the prepared baking sheet and arrange in an even layer. Allow them to cool completely before serving.