Maple-Candied Walnuts

A hint of maple and cinnamon gives these candy-coated walnuts just the right amount of sweetness.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Makes 2 cups

Photography: Sang An

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 cups walnuts (6 ounces)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer (mixture should be frothy), about 3 minutes. Add walnuts, and toss to coat using a rubber spatula. Cook, stirring, until sauce is syrupy and bubbly, about 3 minutes.

  2. Transfer walnut mixture to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and spread into a single layer. Bake until walnuts are caramelized, about 10 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack. Stir, and let stand until cool and hardened, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Nuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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