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Sweet and Salty Maple Walnuts
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5 from 3 votes

Sweet n' Salty Maple Walnuts

This is the easiest and most delicious recipe for Sweet and Salty Maple Walnuts. After making these, you will never want to buy candied or glazed nuts again!
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Candied Walnuts, Sweet and Salty Maple Walnuts
Servings: 1 rounded cup of nuts


  • 1 c. walnut halves and pieces (112 g)
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (30 ml)
  • several pinches of coarse salt


  • First - measure out one cup of walnut halves and add them to a dry frying pan. Turn the fire on medium-high heat to begin the toasting process. While the nuts are toasting, place a sheet of parchment paper somewhere on the counter very close by.
  • Once the nuts are fragrant and take on a slightly darker color (after about three minutes), add roughly two tablespoons of pure 100% maple syrup to the pan. Quickly grab a spoon and stir the nuts in with the syrup.
  • After about 15 seconds or so, most of the syrup should be stuck to the walnuts.  At this point, you'll want to immediately remove the pan from the heat and carefully poor those nuts onto the parchment paper. Use your spoon to spread them out into a single layer as best you can.
  • While the walnuts are still warm, take some salt, (the coarse type, if you have it) and evenly sprinkle it over the top.
  • Once the nuts are completely cool, break them apart with your fingers so that they are no longer stuck together.


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  • Want to take your walnuts to the next level? Add a pinch of dried rosemary along with the salt at the end.
  • As soon as that pan is cool enough to handle, you'll want to wash it with hot water STAT. Otherwise removing the dried residual syrup may become a long process.
  • When buying walnuts, make sure to purchase the raw type (not roasted or salted!)
  • You can find flat parchment sheets HERE