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Maple Nuts


Now, who doesn’t love sucking on some sweet and salty nuts? I know I sure do. A good handful is usually all you need to satisfy that desire. More than a handful would surely be a waste.  Seriously. We love nuts. They are quite the indulgent treat. As adults we crave foods that are high in salt, fat and sugar. So what really could be more addictive than amazing quality nuts lightly tossed in maple syrup and sea salt and dried out to perfection? It really is a true celebration of love in your mouth.

Too much? Whatever, I know you’re giggling.

See, whether you are spending this VD snuggling your lover or making the most of it by loving yourself as best as you well deserve, there is something sweet about a day that gives us permission to indulge. That’s where the sweet and salty nuts come in.

I had first sampled. the Prana Maple Nuts at a health food show back in the Fall and fell instantly in love. They were amazing. On my last bulk food order, I added a bag of them to the list and Jen (my assistant) and I happily snacked them up- until we realized it was way past lunch time and we should probably be more responsible nutritionistas and make a real lunch. We just couldn’t stop and before we knew it, that bag of nuts was empty!IMG_2218

We started calling them crack nuts as we were soon jonesing for another bag. The next morning, when I sprinkled the last of the crumbs onto my oatmeal, I sent an email through the company website telling them how in love I was with their nuts.

Lindsey, from PRANA Biovégétaliens (they’re en Francaise from Quebec) wrote this sweet reply:

Wow Meghan! Thanks for the awesome compliments! We love to hear feedback from people who have tried our products and I can honestly say that yours brightened my morning (along with mornings of everyone here at the office that I forwarded your email to) :)

As with all things I love, I wanted to offer you the chance to sample this greatness for yourselves. That was what I did when I was ready for my next mouthful of sweet nuts.

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Coconut Ice Cream + Toppings

Maple Love Nuts

  • Author: Meghan Telpner


  • 1 cup mixed nuts/seeds of choice
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Toss nuts in maple syrup, coconut oil and sea salt
  • Lay out on a parchment lined cookie sheet
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly golden.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Enjoy

(Why is my recipe only for a cup? Because any more than that and you will eat the whole thing!)

53 responses to “Maple Nuts”

  1. Monika says:

    My favourite Valentine’s day treat is passion-fruit and raw chocolate. Gnosis has a great one called Aphrodisia Bar.
    I also follow you on twitter.

  2. OutToLunchC says:

    I love chocolate dipped strawberries on Valentine’s Day. I follow you on Twitter and I just started following Prana Bio.

  3. Jessica says:

    My favorite Valentine’s day treat is chocolate covered strawberries!

    I also follow you on twitter:)

  4. Candice says:

    My favourite Valentine’s day treat is any chocolate covered nut. Lately I’ve been digging chocolate covered cashews!

  5. Tiffany says:

    sprouted and dehydrated almonds!

  6. Sarah says:

    I love dark chocolate. I mean like, 100% cacao baking chocolate squares (or more expensive stuff if I can get my hands on it). I’ll eat straight up cacao nibs. Of course, anything dipped in said medium is ammmmmazing.

    So in my google reader, all that shows up is the first ‘blurb’ of your post, before you say ‘too much?’ and I was definitely all giggles haha.

  7. Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) says:

    Yum, I love me some nuts! I like to make sweet n’ spicy nuts with maple, cinnamon cayenne and cumin myself- those are always delish! But for valentines day this year I am loving raw treats from Live my hubby bought me :)

    Happy love day!


  8. aubrey @italktofood says:

    I love dark chocolate covered nuts.

    Oh my. Oh my.

  9. aubrey @italktofood says:

    i already follow you on twitter!

  10. aubrey @italktofood says:

    i liked your facebook page!

  11. Ami says:

    yum! I love sweet and salty nuts!!

    I make up your chocolate covered figs and strawberries and valentines day treat this year!!

    I also follow you AND prana on facebook!

    (I don’t have twitter or I would follow you there too ;)).

  12. Ami says:

    holy bad grammar haha… that’s what happens when you try typing while breast feeding…

    I am MAKING up some of your chocolate covered figs and strawberries for Valentines Day ;)

  13. Megan says:

    dark chocolate! yum what a great treat

  14. Nicole says:

    Mmmm nuts drizzled (or coated ;) with organic dark chocolate

  15. Kathy says:

    I made my own version of your seed balls this year, with goji berries, cacao nibs, maca and coconut too. Mmmm. They are so good and my sweet Valentine loves them too. Filled with seeds that are good for both of us, our seed balls love us back!

  16. Malakai says:

    Chocolate covered dried blueberries! for sure. I tried making my own this year with cocoa butter and cacao. Delicious!

  17. Melissa B. says:

    I made some home-made “peppermint patties” this year, in heart molds, with stevia, coconut oil, peppermint oil, and dark chocolate- very tasty! My favorite nuts are sweet, salty, and hot! I love the combination of cinnamon, agave, salt, and cayenne on pecans or almonds :)

    • Meghan Telpner says:

      Did that work with stevia? I am not a fan in sweet treats- find the stevia taste to be a little lingering.

      • Melissa B. says:

        Yes, I think it worked out nicely. I’m pretty used to the flavor of stevia, so that may be why. I used the liquid vanilla kind- only about half a dropper of it, and they were just sweet enough to be yummy! My sweet tooth has really diminished over the past year of cleaning up my diet.

  18. Stephanie says:

    I got a bulk order of their organic dates and they are the tastiest dates I’ve ever had!

    My favourite nutty treat is similar to yours, but I add cinnamon and use almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, dates and shredded coconut. It’s simply amazing!

  19. Sara says:

    Melt some chili infused dark chocolate and add your milk beverage/substitute milk beverage of choice = thick and creamy amazingness in a cup

  20. Val says:

    Yum! I totally fell for Trader Joe’s not-available-in-Canada-and-full-of-white-sugar cinnamon almonds a few months back – I’ll have to try this with a lot of cinnamon added. I’ve been meaning to try a soaked/dehydrated version of this too.

  21. Jen Saunders says:

    There are a million raunchy things I could say right now. Instead, I followed Prana Bio on Twitter and FB.

    Meghan, you know I love you on Twitter and FB.

  22. Kaley Y says:

    Mmmm, fave nutty treat is raw almonds mixed with pumpkin seeds, goji berries, and raisins. So good! Fave Valentine’s Day treat would have to be Strawberry Kiwi Pavlova.

    I’ve liked you on Facebook, following via Twitter, and liked/followed Prana Bio as well via F-book/Twitter.


    Kaley :)

  23. Deena says:

    My favorite treat was always Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Your almond butter version with the sea salt on top….Amazing! Definitely my fave substitute for the once coveted Reese cups! I also like you on FB and follow you on Twitter!

    • Meghan Telpner says:

      That used to be mine too! I bet if I had them now I wouldn’t love them so much. Once you go to great chocolate, you can’t go back.

  24. Sondi says:

    What a great recipe…though I’m kinda afraid to try it if they’re so addictive! Would love to win this basket – and I really like that they are a local company too.

  25. Shanna says:

    Prior to discovering that dairy is not something my body will tolerate at all I used to love plain dark chocolate or reeses peanut butter cups. But this year I think I’m going to have to try your chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines. I follow you on twitter and like your facebook.

  26. Alisa Fleming says:

    I’m with you, one cup is enough! One day between my husband and I, and that cup would be gone … no need for more to tempt us!

    Not sure if this one is open to the U.S. too, but wow, that company looks awesome! I can’t say that I have a favorite V-day treat … probably just good ‘old chocolate chip cookies.

  27. Alisa Fleming says:

    I already follow you on twitter and facebook!

  28. Lisa Chin, HHC says:

    Favorite nut are pistachios which I’m having right now :)

  29. Shamima says:

    My favorite Valentine’s Day treat and actually every day treat :) is chocolate…dark chocolate/raw chocolate.

  30. Erin says:

    Awesome! I love Prana too!
    I Follow you on Twitter
    I ‘Like’ your Facebook Page
    I Follow Prana Bio on Twitter
    I Like Prana Bio on Facebook
    My favourite treat is anything with dark chocolate! These days it’s “superballs”.

  31. Katherine says:

    I already follow you on Twitter & like you on Facebook! Love coconut & chocolate covered dates for a sweet treat.

  32. Dorothea says:

    Dark chocolate anything and a good cup of coffee!

  33. Ellen says:

    i ate some of a Theo cherry & almond dark chocolate bar for a valentines day treat. its been months since i’ve had cane sugar, but that is the perfect treat. so good! plus its local, fair trade and organic, which makes me feel a bit better.

    these products look really great. will have to check out their site! thanks for the giveaway.

  34. Ellen says:

    i follow you on twitter @ellen1214

  35. Ellen says:

    i also follow PranaBio on twitter.

  36. Hayley says:

    For V day, I love anything with dark chocolate, but my favourite is home made chocolate covered fruit/nut/crisp. Melt raw chocolate with coconut oil and stir in dried fruit and/or nuts of choice and add brown rice crisp cereal (i love the texture it adds!) and then put it in the freezer for 15-20. Take it out and break it into clumps. Delightful.

    aaand I follow you on twitter, of course.

  37. Daniel says:

    Raw Vegan Raspberry Ganache Chocolate Fudge and Maca Cake, shaped like a heart

    (I made it for Valentines day. Turned out perfect)

  38. Sheena Furnace says:

    My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is a chocolate-avocado mousse. My lovely partner and I dip in strawberries, apple slices… heck, who am I kidding? Usually we just dip in a spoon or, better yet, our fingers!

    So yummy, so romantic (oooohhh…), so healthy AND indulgent… what could be better for V Day or any day!

  39. Karen says:

    I love me some nuts. THese look very yummy … I’m in :)

  40. Andrea says:

    I want to win your nuts but as I sit here in the living room at Balenbouche (the first time I’ve checked your blog all week ’cause I’m here with you, which is BETTER) I feel like entering takes too much effort. :) I will, however, like & follow Prana and buy a bag of their nuts when I see them next.

    Sweet and salty pecans – maybe with a little kick – are where it’s at. I actually recently found a similar recipe to the one above and decided that a little bit of chipotle powder and/or habanero salt would make great additions.

    I guess I just entered. Sort of.

  41. The Picky Foodie says:

    Meghan —
    thank you for posting the recipe with only 1 cup of nuts… need I say more?
    They disappeared in about 14 seconds flat.
    He he he
    Hope you’re doing well.
    Love from London

  42. Johanna Jabora-Scott (@JohannaJS) says:

    @jessicathorp – the maple nuts are @meghantelpner’s recipe, but I added some cinnamon

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