These Smoky Maple Walnuts are bathed in maple syrup and smoky flavors, then cooked on the stovetop until they become candied.
Quick and Easy
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.
Sweet and Smoky
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 that I could make with the ingredients that I had on hand.
I thought of the flavors in that recipe: sweet maple syrup, hickory flavored liquid smoke, and umami from the tamari. It was such a great flavor combination that I just had to add it to walnuts.
One of the reasons that I wanted to make some flavored nuts is that I needed a gift for Valentine’s Day. I was unable to drive since I was healing from a broken ankle, so I needed to use what I had on hand.
These maple walnuts were one of the candied nut recipes that I made to give as a gift.
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Tips For Making Smoky Maple Walnuts
- 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 to your liking.
Smoky Maple Walnuts
These candied walnuts are made in minutes and can be made ahead of time – perfect for entertaining!
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If you’re giving these as a gift, these jars are a great way to present them.
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.