photo by Jennifer Johnson
This recipe is quite possibly one of the easiest party snacks there is. It works with just about any kind of nut (but the more crevices the better), and is best made with a good quality maple syrup that’s full of flavor.
2 cups walnuts, pecans, or almonds
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
- Preheat a dry sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add nuts and maple syrup. Cook, stirring constantly, until syrup has thickened and has worked its way into crevices of nuts. They should slightly darken in color, 2-3 minutes. You will also begin to smell nuts toasting. Just be sure to watch them carefully as they can burn quickly.
- Remove from heat and transfer nuts to a large baking sheet. Spread out into an even layer (some of nuts will clump but that’s OK). Sprinkle with salt and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Break nuts apart and transfer to a serving bowl.