Monday, December 17, 2012

Maple Walnuts

This is a delicious quick gift to make.  For gift-giving I filled some older canning jars I found at a yard sale this summer for 25 cents each.  I doubled this recipe and it filled three pints.


1 tablespoon unsalted butter (we only had salted and it was fine)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Coarse salt (I just used sea salt)
2 cups walnuts (6 ounces)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer (mixture should be frothy), about 3 minutes. Add walnuts, and toss to coat using a rubber spatula. Cook, stirring, until sauce is syrupy and bubbly, about 3 minutes.
Transfer walnut mixture to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and spread into a single layer. Bake until walnuts are caramelized, about 10 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack. Stir, and let stand until cool and hardened, about 30 minutes


  1. Oh these sound yummy and just what we were looking for to finish off our gift for Grampa! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great idea! Thank you for the recipe. Looks fantastic in the old jars.

  3. Okay, these sound delish, and my hubby would love them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. This looks wonderful Tonya, thank you:)

  5. Tonya,

    I wrote a post about our Christmas crafting..I hope you stop by and see what we have been making.


  6. Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing your recipe.