Sweet and crunchy Candied Maple Walnuts easily made in under 10 minutes with only 4 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon!  The perfect addition to salads, cheeseboards, desserts or enjoy as a delicious snack!

Sweet and crunchy Candied Maple Walnuts easily made in under 10 minutes with only 4 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon!  The perfect addition to salads, cheeseboards, desserts or enjoy as a delicious snack!

If you like snacking on nuts as much as I do then you are going to LOVE  these candied maple walnuts!  So simple to make and coated in warm, cozy flavors like maple, vanilla and cinnamon.  These walnuts make the perfect addition to salads, charcuterie boards, pancakes or waffles, your favorite dessert, or simply enjoy as a delicious snack.  Traditional candied nuts are typically made with butter and brown sugar, but these walnuts are naturally sweetened with maple syrup with zero butter or oil used.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You only need 4 simple ingredients.
  • These candied maple walnuts take less than 10 minutes to make!
  • Perfect sweet and crunchy topping for salads, desserts or a yummy snack.
  • Make great holiday gifts as well.

Sweet and crunchy Candied Maple Walnuts easily made in under 10 minutes with only 4 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon!  The perfect addition to salads, cheeseboards, desserts or enjoy as a delicious snack!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Walnuts – you could also use pecans, almonds or cashews (or make a mixture!)
  • Maple syrup – make sure to use 100% pure maple syrup and not pancake syrup, we want the good stuff!  You could also use honey if you don’t have maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract – a delicious flavor boost
  • Cinnamon + salt – brings all these flavors together

How to Make Candied Maple Walnuts

The great thing about these candied maple walnuts is that they are easily made in under 10 minutes!

  1. Caramelize the walnuts.  In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the walnuts, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt, mixing well so that all the walnuts are nice and coated.  Continuously mix for about 5 to 6 minutes until the maple syrup begins to caramelize and no liquid is left in the pan.  Watch carefully as the walnut mixture can burn easily.
  2. Let walnuts cool.  Using a spatula, spread the coated nuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them cool completely for at least 30 minutes to an hour before storing.  The parchment paper is necessary to help prevent the walnuts from sticking and makes them easier to remove for storage.
  3. Store and enjoy!  Once the walnuts have cooled completely, transfer to a jar or sealable bag and store for up to a week at room temperature or 3 weeks in the fridge.

Sweet and crunchy Candied Maple Walnuts easily made in under 10 minutes with only 4 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon!  The perfect addition to salads, cheeseboards, desserts or enjoy as a delicious snack!

How to Store Leftovers

To Store:  Let the walnuts cool completely for at least 30 minutes to an hour so they can get nice and crunchy.  Once cooled, the walnuts can be stored in a sealed, airtight container for up to 2 weeks or in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.

To Freeze:  These walnuts can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months in a sealed, airtight container or freezer bag.

How to Use Candied Maple Walnuts

  • On top of salads, especially this fall salad with maple tahini dressing.
  • Great addition to charcuterie and cheeseboards!
  • Sprinkle over your favorite dessert like these maple cinnamon sautéed apples with ice cream or this warm apple crisp.
  • Top pancakes, waffles or baked oatmeal.
  • Enjoy them all on their own as a delicious snack!
  • Wrap them up in little jars and gift them to family and friends this holiday.

Sweet and crunchy Candied Maple Walnuts easily made in under 10 minutes with only 4 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon!  The perfect addition to salads, cheeseboards, desserts or enjoy as a delicious snack!

More Maple Recipes You’ll Love

  • Maple Cinnamon Sautéed Apples
  • Easy Maple Cinnamon Granola
  • Maple Tahini Dressing
  • Maple Dijon Glazed Salmon
  • Maple Glazed Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Hope you all enjoy these Candied Maple Walnuts and if you love this recipe as much as we do, please leave me a five-star rating below and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #eatyourselfskinny! I love seeing all your delicious recreations!

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RECIPE

Candied Maple Walnuts

Sweet and crunchy Candied Maple Walnuts easily made in under 10 minutes with only 4 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon!  The perfect addition to salads, cheeseboards, desserts or enjoy as a delicious snack!

Yield: 24 Servings 1x

Scale
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the walnuts, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt, mixing well so that all the walnuts are nice and coated.
  2. Continuously mix for about 5 to 6 minutes until the maple syrup begins to caramelize and no liquid is left in the pan.  Watch carefully as the walnut mixture can burn easily.
  3. Using a spatula, spread the coated nuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them cool completely for at least 30 minutes to an hour before storing.  The parchment paper is necessary to help prevent the walnuts from sticking and makes them easier to remove for storage.
  4. Once the walnuts have cooled completely, transfer to a jar or sealable bag and store for up to a week at room temperature or 3 weeks in the fridge.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 118
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 12.3 mg
  • Fat: 9.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Sweet and crunchy Candied Maple Walnuts easily made in under 10 minutes with only 4 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon!  The perfect addition to salads, cheeseboards, desserts or enjoy as a delicious snack!