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Easy Candied Pecans
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
15 mins

You'll find a zillion ways to use these Easy Peasy Candied Pecans... a delicious cocktail nibble, fabulous salad topping, awesome hostess gifts and so much more!

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Candied Pecans
Servings: 12
Calories: 115 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • cup sugar
  • 5 teaspoons water
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups roughly chopped pecans, pecan halves or pieces
  1. Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Rub the spray with a paper towel to throughly coat the pan. Spray two spoons (regular table size spoons) or two small silicone spatulas with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Combine sugar, water, corn syrup, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Stir well till all ingredients are incorporated. Set aside.

  3. Add pecans to a small nonstick sauté pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant and beginning to toast.

  4. Add the sugar/spice mixture to the pan and stir with a heat-resistant spatula frequently until the syrup mixture is completely gone and is coating the nuts (about 2-3 minutes).

  5. Now, stir continuously (no multitasking here!) for another 2-5 minutes, until the pecans are shiny and turn a deep golden mahogany color. If the nuts seem to be browning too fast or you see a lot of smoke coming from the pan (a little is okay), reduce the heat. (The length of time depends on the heat level, but be sure to see notes above in the post.)

  6. Turn out onto prepared foil. With the two prepared spoons (or small spatulas), spread nuts apart and separate to a single layer. (See notes above in post.) Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips to ensure success with this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Candied Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.