Apr 222013

Maple Candied Walnut from Simple Recipes

Again, I see myself stuck with lots and lots of walnut…yes, they are from Costco. So in order to make them more attractive I coated them with a layer of sweet using maple syrup. They turned out delicious, crunchy and slightly sweet. These walnuts are great by itself or on top of any salad.


1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup sugar
4 cups walnuts (approximately 14oz)
ΒΌ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Maple Candied Walnut from Simple Recipes (2)

Maple Candied Walnut from Simple Recipes (3)


Preheat oven to 300F.

In a small pan, place the maple syrup, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Turn the heat to medium low until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract, stir gently.

Pour the maple syrup mixture over the walnut. Spread the walnut on the silicone liner, making sure that the walnuts are not clustered. Bake for approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Let it cool completely and store in an air tied container.

Maple Candied Walnut from Simple Recipes Dot  Me

Maple Candied Walnut from Simple Recipes Dot Me

If you like this simple recipe for Maple Candied Walnut you might want to check on Roasted Cinnamon Almonds.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that consumption of walnuts has been well evaluated for the wellbeing of the heart? It has been published in many studies that walnut can lower your overall cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol).

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  56 Responses to “Maple Candied Walnut”

  1. Is there anything better than Maple Syrup?! I don’t think so πŸ˜‰ These look delicious.

  2. Major snacking winner, I would finish it all so fast. Have a great week Juliana!

  3. Ohhhhh! I love this recipe! I will try it. Please send me some walnuts! πŸ™‚ I guess I need to find a Costco near me.

  4. What a lovely creation! Instead of spiced walnuts, I love this sweeter version a lot! A must make! It would be great & tasty as a crunchy sweeyter topping on ice-cream or on hot waffles too!

  5. Mmm, you take walnuts to a whole new level πŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Costco sure does suck you in with the good deals. Only problem is I end up with way too much sometimes. Love what you did to use up your walnuts, these would be good in a salad for a little sweetness or even over yogurt.

  7. Yum! I love candied nuts!

  8. Juliana I love waltnuts and these look delicious!!

  9. I looove candied walnuts, and will try to make them using your method – the addition of maple syrup would be heavenly!

  10. I LOVE maple treats! These sound addictively delicious.

  11. They sound perfect for my garlicky green salad Juliana! Have a beautiful day!

  12. i like it even more if it’s more salty, nothing more rocks than a sweet, savory and salted snack like this!

  13. These would be great for Christmas gifts!

  14. This looks addictive! Once I start munching on these, it would be so difficult to stop! Thanks for sharing, have a great week.

  15. I love, LOVE candied nuts. These look addictive and delicious!

  16. I was snacking on some walnuts directly off their shells. Just wish I could trade them in for these : ).

  17. i will probably snack on these non stop! have a nice week!

  18. This would be so good right now. In an appropriate portion, of course πŸ˜‰

  19. Great use of too many walnuts! I bet these are addictive.

  20. The maple coat certainly cuts some bitterness from the walnuts, which means more irresistible!

  21. Juliana: I am crazy over candied nuts.These walnuts look fantastic. I can imagine the wonderful aroma at you kitchen… Mmmmm!

  22. This would go well with shrimps, I tried them before.

  23. I know just from looking at these that they’d be so moreish and hard to resist!

  24. How yummy, I would have a hard time controlling myself with this snack!!

  25. these look very tasty must try

  26. Definitely saving this recipe for next Christmas. These would be wonderful in a dish for guests to nibble. (and me to snack!)

  27. I would have finished the whole bowl! They are really great in salads too.

  28. These look so good! I love anything with pure maple syrup on it. Thanks for sharing!

  29. I love candied and/or spiced nuts! Walnuts are particularly good. Love the sweetness you’ve added to these – so nice. Really excellent – thanks so much.

  30. I would scarf these up by the handful! πŸ˜‰

  31. I love these on salads. Love the vanilla in it – never would have thought to do that. Have a great weekend Juliana!

  32. Mm, this is the sort of snack I would have trouble keeping my hands off of. I can’t keep candied nuts in the house since they’re so addictive. These look so incredible though that I might have to make an exception… Especially since you’re making such a convincing case that walnuts are healthy food, no matter the maple-sugar coating. πŸ˜‰

  33. Looks so delicious that I don’t think I can stop with a handful. πŸ™‚

  34. A delicious treat! I’d eat those walnuts until I explode… πŸ˜‰



  35. I cannot wait to make these. I’ll say the same thing Rosa did – we’ll eat them together. πŸ™‚

  36. Hi Juliana,
    I, too, have purchased those big bags of walnuts from Costco, and they often end up in the freezer to keep them from going bad…and I forget that I have them. This is a great way to make them more tempting to snack on—I do love maple syrup. Great recipe!

  37. I love the idea of topping a salad with these! I bet these didn’t last long.

  38. Hi Juliana ,this candied walnut must be very addictive and taste heavenly. I guess hard to stop eating….:)

    Have a nice week ahead.

  39. What a great idea for a snack!

  40. Absolutely delicious!

  41. This is a winner in my book! Irresistible….

  42. I love walnuts and any way to make them more even more tasty sounds wonderful to me. Delicious favors on these!

  43. Oh I like the maple flavored sweet walnuts-bet they would be good on vanilla ice cream (I’m so bad!)!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend Juliana πŸ˜‰

  44. These maple walnuts look simply amazing! And so easy to make. Thanks for sharing. I would love to try it sometime.

  45. My husband and I can eat candied nuts while watching TV and since we watch TV in pretty dark room, we often get surprised how much we have eaten! For sure that will happen when they are so tasty like this! Homemade is better and healthier so maybe it’s okay. πŸ˜€

  46. I was going to write “what a wonderful snack” but your salad suggestion sounds even better. I think they would be a terrific sweet addition to any salad indeed.

  47. I love candied nuts and the combination of maple syrup and cinnamon must be heavenly

  48. Woah, this is the POIFECT snack! I can picture myself on the couch eating these for hours πŸ™‚

  49. candied nuts are the best, and the touch of maple is marvelous!

  50. Send me some. I love walnuts, whether candies or not.

  51. Send me some if you have more than enough. I love walnuts, whether candied or not.

  52. Such a satisfying and wonderful snack, Juliana! Love how you’ve kept it pretty simple!

  53. Candies walnuts, such a joy.

    These would be perfect at Christmas, especially with the cinnamon. Delicious.

    Hope you are well, take care love πŸ™‚ xx

  54. Sounds like the perfect snack!

  55. Nice, Juliana. I used to make curried walnuts. Walnuts have given me up in the last 2 years as they give me migraines. I mourn their loss. I switched to pecans and, boy, are they expensive in comparison!

  56. Mmm I love candied walnuts… these look so good!