Crock Pot Maple Walnuts

by Kristine on December 11, 2011

in 5 Ingredients, Crockpot Convenience, Recipes, Snacks

Since I loved the Cinnamon-Sugar Pecans so much, I had to try another version.  These are great gifts to give away in jars for the holidays.

This recipe is lightly adapted from “The Everyday Low Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook” by Kitty Broihier & Kimberly Mayone.

I stirred them regularly (every 20-30 minutes), so they turned out perfect, and none of them burnt.


Crock Pot Maple Walnuts
 
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These Crock Pot Maple Walnuts are a perfect fall treat. Perfect for snacks, or to have sitting out when entertaining guests. Can be packaged up and given away as gifts. Lower in carbs and sugar than traditional candied walnuts.
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 cups raw walnut halves (464 grams, just over 1 lb)
  • ¼ cup butter (for no dairy, use non-hydrogenated margarine - I like Earth Balance)
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • ½ tsp maple extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Turn crock pot on high and put butter in until it melts.
  2. Add maple syrup, vanilla, maple extract, sea salt and whisk until blended.
  3. Put in walnuts and toss with a spoon until fully coated. Cover and cook on LOW for approx 1½ to 2 hours checking every 20-30 minutes.
  4. When done, remove the nuts from the crockpot and spread onto a cookie sheet and allow to cool (good idea to line the cookie sheet with parchment paper to avoid sticking)
Nutrition
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 308 Fat: 29 g Carbs: 9.7 g Sugar: 5 g Sodium: 29 mg Fiber: 2.6 g Protein: 6 g

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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