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



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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Reviews (3)

106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 32
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
These were a hit! I disagree with the previous salt comment. I actually increased the salt from 3/4 t to 1 t. It would be flat without it. After tossing the walnuts I took them off the heat and continued to toss them in the coating as it cooled a little and thickened. This provided a better coating on the nuts. Right after baking, I tossed them by handfuls into some cinnamon sugar for a final pretty and delicious coating. I made these for Christmas and they were so popular I made another double batch! Really easy, too.
Rating: Unrated
This would have been delicious but the salt ruined it!
Rating: Unrated
Surprisingly quick and simple. Whipped this up with ingredients already on hand and then transferred to a baking sheet lined with wax paper rather than parchment. Not sure if that's why my oven was practically on fire when I took them out early, but they turned out beautifully and were a delicious addition to my normally bland and boring lunch salad. Easy clean-up, too!