Houston is always such a great sport to try things on air.
On Twitter he saw that I had re-tweeted a recipe called Maple Walnuts and asked If it could be his taste test for Saturday’s show.
I happened to have almost everything on hand and it looked so easy to pull off that I made them late Friday night.
My house smelled amazingly delicious while they were cooking in the crock-pot.
This is a snack that needs some attention because they must be stirred every half hour to prevent burning.
ummmmm….. To be honest Houston got the second batch because I burned the first one so keep an eye on these.Maple Walnuts
5 cups of walnuts
I used what our family calls crispy walnuts, which just basically means that I have soaked them overnight and then dehydrated them to remove the phytic acid.
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 tsp. real vanilla
1 tsp maple extract
1/8. teaspoon celtic seal salt
a light sprinkle of cinnamon
Combine everything but the nuts in a crock pot on high untill butter is melted. I actually did this in a pan and then transferred it to the crock pot.
It saved time but gave me more dishes to wash.
Turn the crock pot down on low and stir in your walnuts.
Stir every 30 minutes and toward the end check them often to prevent burning the maple syrup.
I used two different crock pots and they both cooked them at a different speeds. My new rival crock pot did them in under 90 minutes while my old rival took a little over two hours. You just want them to look carmelized without looking burnt.
When they are done take them out of the crock-pot to cool and then store them in a sealed container. That is if they last that long.
My family adores them and they were gone before they cooled.
A few ways I am going to try them is on top of a salad with some roasted pears and crumbled blue cheese. Oh and think of adding them to your granola. Maybe even on top of some homemade coconut ice cream would be good.
What else do you think they would work with?
Did you know that maple syrup contains manganese which is crucial for keeping your blood sugar balanced, keeping bones strong and optimal thyroid function.
Other foods high in manganese are collard greens, garlic and romaine.
I think for our next road trip I will make a huge batch of these for when those munchies hit us while driving.
Original recipe is found here. I liked the flavor punched up so I added extra vanilla and maple extract.
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