There are zillions of recipes for candied walnuts, many of which I find way too complicated. This approach, which is adapted from a recipe by Ellie Krieger for Food Network, is super simple. And the results are so superb, I suggest doubling or even tripling the recipe. No worries – they’ll disappear, I promise.
Maple Glazed Walnuts
- 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Dash of salt
- Optional: Dash of cinnamon
In a small, non-stick skillet over medium high heat, toss the walnuts until just beginning to crisp and they emit a fragrant aroma, about 3 minutes. Pour the syrup over the nuts and sprinkle on the salt and cinnamon, if using. Continue to toss the walnuts gently for a few minutes, allowing the syrup to caramelize and harden. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.