Maple Glazed Walnuts

Posted on March 20, 2010. Filed under: Appetizers, Snack |

2 things that are on my daily menu are maple syrup and either pecans or walnuts. How do I incorporate them into my diet, everyday? Easy. Maple syrup sweetens my coffee and walnuts and/or pecans are a snack throughout the day. Combining the 2, ingenious!

I have made candied pecans before, but never maple walnuts. It didn’t seem that hard though:

3 cups walnuts
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
pinch black pepper

Throw all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Stirring every minute or so. You know when they are done because the stickiness becomes thicker and stickier. Real technical description, I know.

Pour the glazed nuts onto a sheet of parchment paper and let them cool. Once they cool you can break apart any chunks.

*If you want chopped walnuts, you can chop the nuts before or after you glaze them with the maple.

I was EXTREMELY pleased with how these came out. They have a distinct maple flavor and ooze of a rich nutty butter taste. Even though there isn’t any butter or oil added. As the walnuts warm in the saucepan the natural oily favors are extracted. And oh man, the taste tingles your taste buds!

There are a few ways I plan on eating this batch of maple walnuts:

served over a wedge of brie with some crackers as an appetizer

topped on a baked sweet potato

Or just by the handful into my mouth. I may spend the entire day snacking on these. Like I said, maple and walnuts are 2 of my favorite things!

These would be a great addition to your Easter appetizers. You know how grandma always has a little bowl of mixed nuts n the table? Make these instead, everyone will be impressed!


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looks delicious, but the 'male syrup' was the highlight for my friends and i πŸ™‚ love your blog, keep up the great work!

I just changed the 'male' syrup to maple. Apparently Iw as in a hurry when i wrote that πŸ™‚ Thanks for the heads up. And thanks for the encouragement!!!!

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