Maple Candied Walnuts

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Maple candied walnuts

I love the way roasted nut stands smell…you know, the ones that they have in the malls during the holidays or on a busy street sidewalk, filling the air with cinnamony sweet goodness.

Making your own is pretty easy, and it makes your kitchen smell awesome to boot. Then you have 1) an satisfying snack for your sweet tooth, 2) a perfect “jar” gift (just put the nuts in a pretty container for a host/hostess gift), and 3) a killer topping for salad. If I manage to have any left at the end of tonight, I'm going to crush them up a little and have them ready for my oatmeal in the morning. Yum!

Maple Walnuts

Ingredients:
  • 2 parts walnuts
  • 1 part maple syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line a baking pan with tin foil (I normally try to avoid this but the mess can be a real pain to clean, so tin foil saves the day). Create a tin foil lip all the way around the pan so the maple syrup doesn't escape its fate of coating the nuts.
  • Put two parts walnuts and one part in a large bowl and toss until all the walnuts are covered
  • Spread the mapley walnuts on the pan
  • Roast for 10 minutes. Stir, reigning in all the syrup that escaped and sprinkle on a little cinnamon (optional). Roast for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. I'm warning you that you will want to eat these right away but they are super hot right out of the oven. Give them a few minutes to cool.
  • Use the nuts however you'd like. Eat them straight up or save them for an occasion.
  • Be glad that you used tin foil because now you don't have to scrub your baking pan.

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1 comments:

Aubrey West @ Healthy Easy Recipes said...

Nice recipe! No need to worry what I am going to prepare for occasions.

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