Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
This recipe uses maple syrup and cinnamon to spice up walnuts. Simple to do and very good. Posted for ZWT4.
- 1⁄2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups walnuts
- In an skillet or saucepan, stir together syrup, cinnamon, butter, and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture becomes brown and starts to thicken.
- Add vanilla, then nuts and toss until the nuts are covered evenly with glaze. Quickly spread and cool on wax paper.
I used Pecans which worked well. Next time I will use 2.5 cups of nuts to use up all of the glaze. Also added a pinch of nutmeg which tasted nice. I spread them out (so they didn't touch one another) on parchment paper and placed them in the fridge. They were still "sticky" after cooling, otherwise I would have given them a 5. Very tasty though!
I'm nuts about these nuts! Easy to make and so delicious. Wait for them to cool or they will stick to your teeth. The cinnamon and vanilla are clever additions. I made these in a non-stick pan and still had to use some boiling water to remove the last of the syrup.
These nuts are great. But they are too sticky. Another time I would try to put them in the oven to let them dry a little bit. Thanks Mary. Made for the Babes of ZWT4