Maple-roasted Nuts

about 1 cup walnuts or pecans
2-3 Tablespoons maple syrup

Place nuts in a colander and shake to remove any powdery bits that might
burn. Transfer nuts to a cast-iron skillet and roast over medium-high
heat until they begin to change color and smell fragrant (just a few
minutes). Pour maple syrup over nuts in hot pan and stir and shake for a
minute until all nuts are coated and syrup has evaporated. Pour nuts
onto wooden cutting board and immediately fill skillet with water and
place in sink. Use a spatula or other tool to scrape nuts off of cutting

board and keep them moving for a minute or so while they cool (otherwise
they'll stick to the cutting board). Transfer nuts to a bowl and put
cutting board under hot water (to prevent sugar from sticking to board &
becoming hard to clean!). Eat and enjoy as a snack, or serve with fruit,
or put on a salad.