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These delicious Maple Candied Walnuts are the perfect treat for the holidays, and make an impressive garnish for soups and salads. Naturally sweetened, they are a healthy and whole food recipe that is sure to win your family over. Best of all? Just 3 simple real food ingredients!

Maple Candied Walnuts

These delicious Maple Candied Walnuts are the perfect treat for the holidays, and make an impressive garnish for soups and salads. Naturally sweetened, they are a healthy and whole food recipe that is sure to win your family over. Best of all? Just 3 simple real food ingredients!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cooling Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Raw Walnut Halves
  • 1 tbsp. Salted Butter
  • 3 tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a skillet over medium heat, and gather your ingredients to ensure they are ready when needed. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and make sure it is ready and next to your work space.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add the butter and stir with a heatproof silicone spatula until melted.
  • Add the maple syrup, and stir quickly to combine with the melted butter.
  • Add the walnuts, and toss well in the butter and maple syrup.
  • Keep stirring often, to prevent burning and to evenly coat the walnuts with the maple and butter mixture.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes, tossing frequently. Keep a close eye, since it can burn easily.
  • Once the nuts are done, immediately scrape them out of the skillet and onto the prepared parchment paper. Use your silicone spatula to break up the nut pieces so they are not all clustered together.
  • Let the nuts cool for 5-10 minutes. Break them up and place them in a glass container to cool further. Once they are completely cool, cover the container.
  • Keep at room temperature for 1 week, or longer in the fridge. These make an excellent garnish for soups, and a delicious snack. Perfect for parties and holidays.

Notes

You can make honey candied walnuts by substituting the exact quantity of maple syrup for honey. Honey burns a lot quicker, so lower your cook time to 3-4 minutes and keep an extra careful eye on them. I prefer the maple flavor, but the honey is nice too if that is what you have on hand. If you're preparing them for the holidays, it may be nice to make both for your guests!
Keyword 3 Ingredient, Christmas, Holidays, Maple Syrup, Naturally Sweetened, Real Food, Special Occasions, Whole Food