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! :)
*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.
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!