Keto Candied Walnuts

Simple, sweet and nutty! This is a great option to make for entertaining or while preparing to snuggle up on the couch to watch a movie. You could even pack these to go to the movies 😉 … either way they only take 25 minutes to make (15 of those minutes to cool).

While planning our New Year’s Eve celebration, I brainstormed menu options for ourselves and our friends (dreaming of food, really)… I decided I wanted a “pretty” cheeseboard with tons of flavor. Usually I stick to the basics: meat, cheese, berries, sometimes olives. With my quest to add more flavors, I realized my baked rosemary brie would pair deliciously with some candied walnuts! Just to liven up the flavor palate.

Well, coincidentally, I just purchased this Lakanto Maple Syrup (I went on a bit of a Lakanto-craze… truly worth it). This brand of keto-friendly maple syrup is my favorite because the consistency and flavor matches that of pure maple syrup. The only warning I have about this, is that these candied walnuts do not crystallize or get rock-hard like regular candied walnuts. This treat is better eaten after it’s made and not saved for later. This is because we’re not using a hardening ingredient (sugar, honey, etc.). Just as well, it’s completely delicious and healthier for you!

Keto Candied Walnuts

  • 2.5 cups halved walnuts
  • 3 tbsp Lakanto Maple Syrup (could use any keto-friendly maple syrup)
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  1. Heat skillet over medium heat
  2. Add walnuts, syrup and salt
  3. Stir constantly for 2 minutes to evenly coat walnuts
  4. Reduce heat to low, while stirring constantly
  5. Cook until walnuts are glazed, and golden brown (about 7 minutes)
  6. Remove from skillet and spread walnuts across a sheet of parchment paper to cool (about 15 minutes)

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