So what ARE wet nuts? They are toasted walnuts, in a syrup flavored or made from maple syrup. Now there are as many versions of this as there are people who make it. Where I live maple syrup is pretty pricey. When I tell you what I used, you might die. I used regular pancake syrup. Now for a special occasion or for guests I would use maple syrup, but for just us at home, I went with a more budget friendly choice.
Oh NO, I forgot to say, this is NOT healthy. Wet nuts are NOT good for you. Hold on, I need to gather myself.
Anyway, these are an Atlantic City Boardwalk tradition and I hope you enjoy them too! I think you could even put this on top of cinnamon rolls, apple pie, etc. Oh yes! Wet nuts galore!
I store these in a small jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
12 ounces walnut pieces (toast in a 350 degree oven for 10 min)
3/4 cup maple syrup or regular pancake syrup
1/2 light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla or maple flavoring or both!
After walnuts are toasted combine all ingredients until well mixed. Place in a container or jar with a lid and keep refrigerated. Mine keep up to 2 weeks this way! Top ice cream, or anything else you can think of. Let me know what you use yours for!!