Maple Candied Nuts

This is what we call a real treat food in our house. We might have them about a handful of times a year, usually when something special is happening like Christmas or parties. Recently our 11-year-old daughter was taking her first solo flight to Adelaide to visit her friends. She was so excited. I was so nervous but excited for her. To make her plane flight special, I packed her a lunchbox with my Cheats Gozleme, raw carrot sticks and lightly steamed broccoli, chocolate protein bombs and these maple coated nuts. The lunchbox received so many comments on my Facebook page requesting the recipes so I had to share it with everyone!

Here’s the recipe for maple coated nuts for you to enjoy. Don’t hog them all to yourself, they make a great homemade gift perfect for the zero-waste, “don’t buy me anything”, nut lovers in your life.

maple candied nuts

Maple Candied Nuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes



  • 1. Roughly chop nuts.
  • 2. Over medium heat, melt butter or coconut oil in small frying in a pan.
  • 3. Throw nuts into the melted butter and stir around until coated.
  • 4. Lightly toast the nuts in the butter until you see they are cooking – this usually takes about 2 minutes.
  • 5. Pour the maple syrup into the pan and stir the nuts around until they are all coated.
  • 6. Stir the nuts around until the maple syrup starts to bubble up and dissolve.
  • 7. Spoon out the nuts onto a plate or chopping board. Some of the nuts will be stuck together, that’s ok.
  • 8. Allow the nuts to cool. They will harden up when they are cool.
  • 9. Break nuts up or leave them in chunks – your choice.


Store in an airtight glass jar.
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Course Breakfast, Dessert, School Lunches, Snack, Special Occasion - Christmas
Keyword coconut oil, maple syrup, mixed nuts
Allergy Dairy Free, FODMAP Friendly, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Refined Sugar Free, Salt Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Paleo, Raw, Vegan

Find more healthy, wholefood, kid-friendly recipes on Bel’s website, The Root Cause.

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About the Author: Bel Smith

Belinda Smith is a Mum, a Health & Wellness Coach, and the creator of The Mad Food Science™ Program and The 5 Minute Healthy Lunchbox System™. Belinda has spent the past 2 years travelling Australia in their Big Green Bus “Kaley”, empowering kids to make better food choices, and making it easier for parents to get their kids eating healthier. Bel has visited 90 schools Australia wide and empowered over 20,000 children and parents to make better food choices. She is a Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Ambassador, and was dubbed “The Lunchbox Vigilante” by Channel 7 Sunrise. Bel appears regularly in national and regional TV, radio and press. Her vision is for kids to choose real food every day as their normal food.

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