Quick and Easy Candied Maple Walnuts {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo}

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Oh you guys I have so many recipes I want to make and share with you in the lead up to Christmas!

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So many deliciously simple, healthy, homemade tasty little treats that you can make, eat and share with the ones you love (or just keep to yourself)  like → these, → these, → these and something inspired by → this just to name a few.  So, I’m going to be posting a little more frequently than usual over the next week or so.

The posts themselves may be a little on the short side and there may not be as many photos as usual but these things that I’m making are just so good keeping them to myself just wouldn’t be right!

I know you’re busy and your time is precious, especially at this time of year, so I figure it’s probably best to keep things short and sweet anyway right?!

And oh how sweet they will be.

Staring with these quick and easy candied maple walnuts.

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Oh you guys, these crisp and crunchy candied maple walnuts are seriously divine!

So, so easy to make and so, so addictive! Or is it addicting?!

Either way they are seriously delicious and you need them in your life, asap!

Those of you who follow along on Facebook and Instagram may recall that I initially made these crisp and crunchy candied maple walnuts a few weeks ago as part of our Thanksgiving dinner and let me just say, it was love at first bite!

Quick and Easy Candied Maple Walnuts {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

Honestly, I know at a glance they don’t look like much but when I had my first little taste test for quality control, as you do, I couldn’t get over how delicious they were!

Especially considering how ridiculously easy they are to throw together.

Even though they sound a little bit fancy, as far as recipes go, it doesn’t get much easier than this.

All you have to do it toss your walnuts in a drizzle of maple syrup, add a cheeky pinch of salt. throw them onto a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes

3 ingredients → 2 minutes to put it all together →  5-7 minutes in the oven and you’re done but the end result is nothing short of divine!

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Crisp, crunchy, buttery, sweet – edible perfection!

Enjoy them simply by the tray-ful handful, just as they are as a deliciously simple, seriously satisfying, sweet/salty mid morning snack, add them to your favorite salad (like this ♥) , sprinkle them over some crisp and crunchy, oven roasted garlicky green beans like I did at Thanksgiving, so good!

However you choose to use and enjoy them you really can’t go wrong!

I’m thinking they would also be the perfect addition to your holiday snack table, or crumbled over some kind of ice cream or coconut yogurt or even with a couple of dark chocolate chips for one deliciously indulgent, yet secretly healthy dessert.

Quick and Easy Candied Maple Walnuts {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

Or you could pack them up in a pretty little jar or cellophane bag and give them someone you love this Christmas because, who doesn’t love a good homemade gift, especially one that’s edible ♥♥♥

Oh, I should probably mention that our deliciously simple, crisp and crunchy, buttery sweet candied maple walnuts also happen to be naturally vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly, but most importantly they are insanely, and I mean INSANELY delicious, and you need them in your life, asap!

Quick and Easy Candied Maple Walnuts {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

All natural, quick and easy, crisp and crunchy candied maple walnuts

A deliciously simple, healthy, homemade, tasty treat to make and share with the ones you love.

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.

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Quick and Easy Candied Maple Walnuts {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo}

Makes approx 2 cups of deliciously simple, crisp, crunchy, buttery, sweet, candied maple walnuts

Ingredients –

2 cups raw (shelled) walnuts

2 Tablespoons of maple syrup

A pinch of salt

Method –

1 – Preheat your oven to 175’C/350’F

2 – Line a rimmed baking sheet with baking/parchment paper and set aside

3 – Place walnuts into a small bowl, add maple syrup and salt (if using) and stir to combine.

4 – Spread your maple coated walnuts onto your prepared baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes, stirring and rotating the tray half way through.

5 – Once your walnuts are nice and golden and dry to the touch, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet. Do not, I repeat do not sample your candied maple walnuts straight from the oven. Those babies are hot, hot, hot and you will burn your pretty little mouth off – not that I would know anything about that, let them cool (at least a little) before you dive in.

6 – Once cooled, store in an airtight container (or even just a zip lock bag) they should keep well for 3-4 weeks, maybe even longer. It’s hard to say as mine never last more than 3-4 days, seriously addictive.

Enjoy xoxo

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Question of the day –

What tasty treats are you making in the lead up to Christmas? Tell me . . . details please

Feel free to share recipes, or links to your fave recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make your candied maple walnuts (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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2 Comments on Quick and Easy Candied Maple Walnuts {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo}

  1. Bethany @ Athletic Avocado
    December 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm (10 months ago)

    Candied walnuts are the BEST! Love that these are healthier and soooo simple to make!

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm (10 months ago)

      They really are aren’t they, Bethany?!

      I love how quick and easy this healthier version is to make too, deliciously winning on so many levels 🙂

      Reply

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