CounterCultural Kitchen: Maple Syrup Frosted Nuts

CounterCultural Kitchen: Maple Syrup Frosted Nuts

This post has been a long time coming. I mean, I actually took this photos back in the super productive period known as Christmas leave. These nuts were my contribution to the New Year’s Games Night I was invited to. There is nothing quite like a bowl of frosted nuts when you’re taking on the cardboard box game. It’s even better when they’ve been frosted in maple syrup.

The inspiration behind this recipe was actually a bag of KP Frosted Maple Syrup Nuts, which I spotted while in Waitrose back in November. Unfortunately, I really don’t like peanuts and the KP mix contained a lot of peanuts! So what does a girl do when the nut mix she’s craving contains peanuts? She recreates the mix with her favourite nuts! And then she adds a bit of chocolate for good measure too!

As far as making chocolate from scratch goes, I cannot take any of the credit for this simple but delicious recipe. I used Deliciously Ella’s recipe as a base for all my chocolates but on this occasion I decided there was no reason to deviate from the plan. All my creative experimentation was needed for my nuts.

Nuts being prepared for frosting

 

To be honest though, this recipe didn’t require too much creativity. 4 tablespoons of maple syrup coating a delicious mix of pecans, almonds and cashews, roasted for around 20 minutes are a low temperature. What is so difficult about that?

Maple Syrup Frosted Nuts
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
2554 calories
114 g
0 g
222 g
67 g
23 g
428 g
25 g
43 g
0 g
188 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
428g
Yields
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2554
Calories from Fat 1862
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 222g
342%
Saturated Fat 23g
117%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 55g
Monounsaturated Fat 133g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 114g
38%
Dietary Fiber 34g
138%
Sugars 43g
Protein 67g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
67%
Iron
92%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 100g Pecans
  2. 100g Cashews
  3. 200g Almonds
  4. 4-6Tbsp Maple Syrup
Instructions
  1. Turn the oven on to Gas Mark 4 (160 degreesC/350 degreesF).
  2. Put the pecans, cashews and almonds on the baking tray and cover with the maple syrup. Ensure all the nuts are well covered.
  3. Roast the maple syrup covered nuts for 20 minutes.
  4. Check after 15 minutes and remove from the oven when they start to brown and/or the maple syrup can be heard bubbling.
  5. Remove from the tray before the maple syrup cools on non-stick sheet.
  6. Once cooled, break up the syrup and store the nuts in an airtight jar.
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calories
2554
fat
222g
protein
67g
carbs
114g
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