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Maple Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

Maple Cinnamon Candied Walnuts – A quick and easy snack perfect for the holidays or as a simple snack! Roasted walnuts coated in a thick maple cinnamon glaze.

Maple Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

Maple Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

It’s that time of year again! With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, making candied nuts is a given.  Whether it be walnuts, pecans, or almonds, candied nuts are a holiday staple at my house! I think my favorite part about these maple cinnamon candied walnuts is really how easy they are to make, all you need is 4 simple ingredients and 5 minutes to cook them.  The worst part is waiting for them to harden, they are just so tempting and it’s hard not to just eat them all up!

I think that the maple and cinnamon complement the light, nutty flavors of the walnuts.  While honey might be perfect on a roasted almond with it’s deep smoky flavors, maple is perfect for walnuts! I would love to try to combine some other flavors on a batch of candied walnuts like maybe a batch of chai spiced candied walnuts next, I think those would be so tasty but also slightly dangerous to have around because I know I would eat them all up so quickly!

Common Questions About Making Candied Walnuts

What are candied walnuts?

Candied walnuts are walnuts that have a sweet outer coating from things such as pure maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, etc.

Do I have to use egg whites in candied nuts?

So this recipe does not have egg white in it so instead of the crunchy outer coating you get in a lot of candied nut recipes, you end up with a hard, caramelized outer coating.

How do you keep candied nuts from sticking?

You can keep candied nuts from sticking to each other by giving them plenty of time to cool down and harden up before transferring them to a storage container.

Do I have to use walnuts?

No! You can really use any nut with some of my other favorites including pecans and almonds.

Are these candied nuts vegan?

Yes! Because the only ingredients are walnuts, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract, they are a vegan snack.

What can I use candied walnuts for?

So many things! If you don’t want to just much on them you could add them to –

  • Salads
  • Granola
  • Yogurt
  • Oatmeal

Candied Walnuts Recipe

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Candied Walnuts Recipe

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Maple Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

Maple Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

Maple Cinnamon Candied Walnuts - A quick and easy snack perfect for the holidays or as a simple snack! Roasted walnuts coated in a thick maple cinnamon glaze.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Heat medium non-stick pan to medium heat.
  2. Combine all ingredients and continuously stir for 5 minutes.
  3. Lay out a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and transfer walnuts to sheet to cool.
  4. Let sit for at least two hours before storing in containers.

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