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° 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.
- Cool completely. Break into large pieces and store in an airtight container.