Candied Pecans

October 3, 2020Brianna

This is a simple and fast recipe for candying pecans. You can also use the same recipe and candy basically any nut you’d like too. I am not a super huge nut fan. But I love nuts on salads. You likely won’t see many dessert recipe of mine that has nuts in it but you’ll likely find several salads with nuts. Like this chicken pomegranate salad that uses these candied pecans.


Candied Pecans

Beware- your whole house will smell good after making these delicious cinnamon candied pecans!

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes plus cooling time
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x



2 tablespoons butter

2 cups pecans (8 oz), whole or roughly chopped

2 tablespoons white sugar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon salt


Melt butter in a large pan over medium low heat. Add pecans, white and brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir frequently for 5-8 minutes till sugar is starting to make clusters out of the nuts and the nuts are toasted. Remove to a piece of parchment paper till cooled. Store in an air tight container.


You can also use almonds, walnuts, or basically any nut.

Keywords: Candied Pecans, cinnamon

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