Maple Glazed Walnuts! This little how-to shows you an easy way to make fuss-free candied nuts at home, stove-top with no oven needed. Using just raw walnuts, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne (for all my fellow spice lovers out there).
Naturally sweetened with no refined sugar or added oil. These walnuts are lightly pan-toasted, making them crisp but not too hard to the bite. No tough peanut brittle meets tooth-cracking toffee coating to be found here. A few minutes in a hot pan and then left to cool until that maple syrup has formed a delicious candy shell, kissed with just a hint of holiday cinnamon and a sprinkling of salt.
5 ingredients, 5 minutes of hands-on cook time. It’s as simple as that my friends!
Walnuts are one of the best ways to sneak omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, and this at-home candied version is one of the sweetest ways that I know how to do it.
When the walnuts hit the hot pan they begin to toast, encouraging all those natural oils to come up to the surface and deepening that nutty flavor. As it heats, the maple syrup will begin to caramelize. Bubbling up, surrounding, and coating each individual nut to create layer upon layer of that addicting buttery, sweet crust.
Then all there is left to do is spread them out on a parchment paper lined plate or sheet pan and let them dry. As they cool, they will crisp up even more and you can store them in an airtight container on your countertop to snack on all week long!…