Maple Glazed Walnuts

Maple Glazed Walnuts

Walnut halves tossed with cinnamon and pure maple syrup on the stove top for a delicious sweet glaze!


2 cups of glazed nuts


2 cups walnut halves and pieces*
1 tablespoon butter
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup pure maple syrup


1. Measure ingredients (or have nearby) before starting so they are ready when needed.

2. In a heavy or non-stick skillet (I used stainless steel) over medium-high heat, melt butter. When butter is melted, quickly stir in the salt and cinnamon.** Stir in maple syrup and then stir in the nuts.

3. Continue stirring over medium-high heat as the nuts are getting hot and the syrup is bubbly. Stir constantly as the syrup bubbles and then begins to thicken around the walnuts.

4. The nuts are done when the syrup is a thick glaze on the nuts. Remove pan from heat and lay nuts on a plate (not pastic) to cool.

Enjoy as a snack or on top of salads! :)

Maple Glazed Walnuts

Maple Glazed Walnuts

Additional Notes: 

*I got my walnuts at Costco; the bag says 20% halves with pieces and was $13.79 for 3 pounds. The 2 cups called for in this recipe is about 1/2 a pound of walnuts.

**Use a wooden or metal utensil for stirring, as plastic can melt at such high temperatures.

Original recipe source: Ellie Krieger and Andrea at Pinch My Salt. :) Recipe notes, instructions, and photos are my own (as always). :)

Maple Glazed Walnuts

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes

Cooking Time: 

5 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

These glazed walnuts are so so yummy!! Really, they are sweet and crunchy and just delicious. It takes just a few minutes (literally!) to make them and (unfortunately) they also disappear in just a few minutes. ;) I think we ate the first batch before they even cooled!

The skillet is easy to wash. (Soak in water for a minute or two and it wipes clean.)

We've made these nuts several times now and this will definitely be my go-to quick extra-special snack or salad topping!

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This is such an easy recipe, and it would make a great gift! You can customize the spices to your liking.

The first time I made this, I didn't get the syrup quite to the right stage...I had sticky, goopy nuts an hour later, after they were cooled. They're supposed to be sort of a sugary, firm glaze at that point. I tried putting them back into the pan over the burner, but I had to keep stirring and stirring, and felt that I was at risk of burning them by the time the temp would be all the way up to where it needed to be to get to the 'hard ball' stage with the sugar.
*SO* this was the simple fix: Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Toss the nuts back onto the parchment paper (single layer of nuts), and slide it all onto a cookie sheet. Put into the oven until the sugar is set and not goopy. It just took a few minutes, and I didn't have to stir them.


I made these the other night and rolled them in powdered sugar. A nice snack or garnish, and the smell in the house while these were cooking was wonderful.


I've made these nuts several times in the past few weeks, and they are so delicious! The only problem is they always go so quickly! ;-) I love that they are so quick and easy to make; they are hands down the most delicious thing I can make with only 10 minutes time investment including clean up! The first time I made them, I used pecans because I didn't have any walnuts on hand, and they were fantastic. I gave a jar of them to my mother as a gift (along with a loaf of whole wheat bread using your recipe, Tammy!) and she loved them. I also made them as a snack on Thanksgiving and got many compliments (several people said "You made these?!").

Also, I agree with the previous commenter that the smell in the house while they cook is wonderful!

One time I made them, they came out more crystal-y than glaze-y, but that was only because I didn't use quite enough butter and put in too much maple syrup so the butter-syrup ratio was off. Follow the recipe exactly (don't skimp on the butter) and you'll do fine!

Thanks so much for the recipe!


Had maple syrup left from making cinnabon frosting so I decided to give this recipe a try. I love how quick and easy they were to make and how they have the most wonderful flavour!


These are amazing! Perfect for just snacking or a quick gift. So simple to make, I can't wait to try them on a salad.


I just made a double batch of these maple glazed walnuts...they are still warm...everyone went to bed...I'm not sure there will be any left for them!
So easy to make! I used vegan butter and it worked quite well!
This recipe is a definite keeper!!! Thanks for sharing it!


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