These Smoky Maple Walnuts are bathed in maple syrup and smoky flavors, then cooked on the stovetop until they become candied.
These easy Smoky Maple Walnuts are a host's best friend when it comes to entertaining. They are made in minutes and can be made ahead of time. There's no turning your oven on because these are made on the stove.
Walnuts bathed in maple syrup, paprika, tamari, and liquid smoke, what's not to love? These candied maple walnuts will be the hit of the party.
The inspiration for this recipe came from a somewhat unusual place - my Tofu Bacon recipe. I was thinking of what types of flavored nut recipes I could make with the ingredients that I had on hand.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- They are made in minutes.
- They're sweet and smoky.
- They make a great gift.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Walnuts: I used walnuts, but you could use any raw nuts.
- Maple syrup: Adds sweetness. You could also use agave syrup.
- Tamari: I used low-sodium gluten-free tamari because I like to control the amount of sodium. You could also use soy sauce or Bragg's liquid aminos.
- Liquid smoke: Adds a smoky flavor.
- Paprika: Adds a spicy flavor.
- Salt (optional): Enhances flavors. I did not use any salt because there is salt in the liquid smoke and in the tamari.
Step 1: Mix maple syrup, tamari, liquid smoke, and paprika.
Step 2: Add to a pan with walnuts.
Step 3: Cook until liquid dissolves.
Step 4: Spread on parchment paper.
- Keep an eye on the walnuts because they cook quickly.
- Stir them frequently. Again, they cook fast.
- Let the walnuts cool before tasting them. It's tempting to taste them right away, but they will burn your tongue. (I know because I have done it before.)
- Taste the ingredients before you add the walnuts and adjust them to your liking.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
These smoky candied walnuts are made with maple syrup, tamari, liquid smoke, and paprika.
These candied nuts will last 3-4 days in an airtight container in the pantry, and 7 days in the fridge
Other Candied Nuts
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Smoky Maple Walnuts
- Mix maple syrup, tamari, liquid smoke, paprika, and salt, if using.
- Put walnuts in a pan. Add maple syrup mixture. Cook on medium high heat for several minutes, stirring frequently until liquid dissolves. Spread walnuts on parchment paper or aluminum foil to cool.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.