I've made these for Books & Snacks 2008. They have yet to be tried, but I've made similar ones in the past. That is somewhat reassuring to my nervous disposition.
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 tsp maple flavor
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
2 cups walnut halves and pieces
1- Heat oven to 325 degrees. Line a lipped cookie sheet with foil and spray foil with cooking spray.
2- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except walnuts and mix well. Add walnuts and toss to coat. Spread on the prepared cookie sheet, separating any large clumps.
3- Bake for 17 to 22 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or until glaze thickens and adheres to nuts. Watch during the last 5 minutes to prevent burning.
4- Remove from oven and spread out nuts on waxed paper. Cool completely, then break apart.