This candy, full of toasted walnuts, is crisp and crunchy with a hint of maple.
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter
1/4 cup water
2 cups California walnut pieces, toasted
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.
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.
Break into large piece, and store in an airtight container.
Cook Time 20 Min | Active Time 10 Min | Yield 1 pound | Serves 20