Whip up a batch of these easy to make Crock-Pot Maple Glazed Walnuts as an appetizer at your next party or snack for munching on any day. With just 4 simple ingredients everyone loves these sweet maple flavored nuts!
Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Walnuts
The holidays for me signify sugared nuts. I love to have a jar of them in the kitchen to snack on and I also love to make them as gifts for friends and neighbors.
Normally, I just make Sugar Coated Walnuts in my slow cooker, but today I decided to go little more fancy and make maple glazed walnuts instead.
For this recipe I brought out the real deal ingredients since there are only 4. I used walnuts (of course), real maple syrup, real vanilla extract and real butter.
Using the real-deal ingredients makes for just a far superior end product I think!
For holiday gift giving I like to package these maple glazed nuts up into little jars and decorate the tops with a circle of pretty holiday fabric. The jars make such sweet little gifts for friends, neighbors, teachers and co-workers I think.
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Maple Glazed Walnuts Recipe:
- 4 Quart, 4.5 Quart, 5 Quart, 5.5 Quart Or 6 Quart Slow Cooker
- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Wooden Spoon
- Rimmed Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
Frequently Asked Questions
If walnuts are not your favorite kind of nut you can easily substitute other types of nuts in this recipe. Try using pecans, almonds or any other unsalted raw nuts that you desire.
This recipe is easily doubled or tripled by simply using a larger sized slow cooker and increasing the measurements of the ingredients. If you are doubling or tripling the recipe we suggest using a 6 quart or larger slow cooker so that there is plenty of room for the ingredients in the slow cooker without overfilling. You may also need to increase the cooking time by about an hour.
If you would like to add a salty touch to counter balance the sweet maple glaze feel free to toss the final glazed nuts with a little kosher and flakey sea salt once you have spooned the nuts out of the slow cooker and onto the baking sheet. Sprinkling on the salt while the nuts are still warm will ensure the salt sticks the maple glaze.
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This post was originally published in December, 2013. We have polished it off and given it an update in December, 2020. We hope you enjoy!