Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Maple Sugar Walnuts

I made these nuts with some of my mommy friends to give as gifts this holiday season.  They are super tasty on oatmeal, pancakes or a green salad with pears and vinegaratte.

4 cups shelled walnuts 
1/3 cup unsalted butter 
1/3 cup maple syrup 
2 tablespoons water 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
3 tablespoons raw sugar

Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine butter, syrup, water, salt and cinnamon in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Mix in walnuts and stir to evenly coat. Spread nuts in a single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed or parchment paper to cool. Store in an airtight container or package for gift giving.

(some people add in a dash of chili powder but I leave it out!)

1 comment:

RAP said...

I'm excited to make these! How much chili powder is used?


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