Maple-Cinnamon Glazed Nuts

Your favorite nuts--like almonds, hazelnuts or pecans--will taste even better with our maple cinnamon glaze

by Dani Yokhna

Maple Cinnamon Glazed NutsMarch is maple month!  Try this simple twist with salmon and learn more about how New England celebrates the maple harvest>>

2 cups mixed, raw or roasted, unsalted nuts of your choice, such as almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, walnut or pecan halves and Brazil nuts
3 T. butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. maple extract
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Line a baking sheet with foil. Butter the foil; set aside. In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, combine nuts, butter, brown sugar and maple extract. Cook over medium-high heat, shaking skillet occasionally to combine ingredients and coat nuts, until sugar begins to dissolve. Do not stir. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour nuts onto prepared baking sheet and let cool completely.

Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a sturdy plastic bag; shake to combine. Break nuts into small clusters. Working in four batches, shake nuts in bag to coat with cinnamon sugar. Store tightly covered. Makes 2 cups.

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