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Nik Balogh: Maple-Glazed Nut Bliss

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

Indulge in the simple joy of irresistible flavors with these easy-to-make, mouthwatering treats.

Sweetness meets simplicity in these delicious maple-glazed nuts.

These delectable creations, also fondly known as Alchemical Nuts, are not just a Christmas baking tradition but a beloved snack that brings joy and nourishment to participants of my Alchemical Healing courses.

From preparation to enjoyment, discover the sheer bliss of uncomplicated yet utterly scrumptious treats that'll become your go-to favorite in no time.

This recipe will make 2 cookie sheets of nuts. Enough to gift to others and horde some for yourself. 😉

Disclaimer: I am an intuitive cook. I generally don't measure for this recipe so go ahead and play with it and make it your own.


List of Ingredients

  • 3 cups each: (substitute any of your favorite nuts)

    • Almonds

    • Walnuts

    • Pecans

  • 1.5 or 2 cups Craisins (adjust as desired)

  • Maple Syrup (I am going to say about 1 cup, I'll measure next time 😁)

(optional ingredients, butter and salt)

Step 1: Let’s Get Started

Place all desired nuts into a large skillet with high sides. Dry roast on medium high until you get a nice toasting. You will need to stir frequently as the approach completion.

(Note that the original recipe sautéed the nuts in butter, you could also use Ghee)

Step 2: Add the Sweetness

Stir in the Craisins.

Then pour in the maple syrup. Continue to stir until all nuts are coated and any syrup on the bottom of the pan has been cooked off and stirred in.

Step 3: Bake on Low

Spread the mixture out onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

(This is where you could add your favorite salt if you desire it)

Bake on low heat (200 °F) for about an hour or until they are no longer sticky to touch.

Let cool and store in air tight containers.

Don't forget to stash one.

Adjust sweetness according to personal preference. These make a fantastic gift or a delightful snack for any occasion, combining the warmth of homemade love with the nourishing goodness of nuts.

"You do not like them. So you say.

Try them! Try them! And you may.

Try them and you may, I say." Dr. Seuss

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