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Maple Walnut Brittle

Maple Walnut Brittle

This candy, full of toasted walnuts, is crisp and crunchy with a hint of maple.

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  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups California walnut pieces, toasted


  1. In heavy bottomed saucepan, over medium heat, stir together syrup, sugar, butter, and water until melted and creamy. Continue to gently boil and do not stir until candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees F or "hard crack" stage.
  2. Immediately stir in walnuts and carefully pour hot mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet and spread out to a thin layer with a wooden spoon.
  3. Cool completely.
  4. Break into large piece, and store in an airtight container.

Cook Time 20 Min | Active Time 10 Min | Yield 1 pound | Serves 20

Nutrition 200 Calories Fat 16g Saturated Fat 7g Monounsaturated Fat 4g Polyunsaturated Fat 11g Cholesterol 25mg Sodium 0mg Carbohydrates 14g Dietary Fiber 1g Protein 2g

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): California Walnuts