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Sugared crock pot pecans

It feels strange to be sitting down to write a post for the third day in a row. Imagine how I will feel after Day 12! Maybe I'll just keep on going for the rest of December! Ok, that may be a bit ambitious. I am having so much fun making, eating and sharing all of these yummy holiday treats. Our kitchen is overflowing with goodies, tempting me with every trip I make through the kitchen. Today Dan juiced a bunch of veggies for lunch, which I am sure has my body terribly confused. KALE?! What is this??

Here we go with Day #3 of Christmas Treats! No kale recipes for now.

The thing I love about this recipe, aside from being totally addicting and yummy, is that it is a crock-pot recipe. Crock pot cooking equals easy! These sugared pecans are great to have in a bowl for grazing during holiday gatherings. They are also a perfect gift. Throw some into a mason jar and tie a ribbon around it.

Place the following ingredients into a crock pot:

4 cups pecan halves

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon all-spice

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Cook on Low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Pour into a bowl and let cool before serving. Enjoy, friends!

Sugared Crockpot Pecans

These pecans are such an easy, tasty snack. Great for holiday gifts, too!

Serves: 12

Total time: 2 hrs, 30 min

Sugared Crockpot Pecans


  • 16-oz. bag pecans
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  1. Place all ingredients into a crockpot. Cook on Low heat for 2 hours, stirring often. Pour into a medium bowl and let cool before serving. Store in a sealed container.



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Reader Comments (16)

This idea is so cool. I never heard of flavouring nuts in a crock pot.

12.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

What an absolutely perfect homemade holiday gift! I love the use of the crockpot!

These look seriously addicting!

Love how they are in the crockpot. I am going to try these for my xmas party.

These look and sound amazing, cannot wait to make them! Thanks!

12.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristie Ryan

I made these tonight and blogged about it, linked back here for the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing, they turned out great!

12.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenn C.

These look delicious! I'd love to make them for Christmas. Any idea how long they will keep for?

12.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

Hi Ellie! They will stay fresh for a few weeks as long as you have them sealed up in air-tight container.

12.12.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

These ruined my crockpot! I had it on low heat and was stirring every 15-20 minutes and it left a blackened crust stuck to the pot which is impossible to scrub off!

12.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara A.

Hi Sara! I'm so sorry! I hope you are able to get your crock pot back to normal.

12.20.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

This looks wonderful!

Sara A. - Get yourself a jug of white vinegar (I keep one around att the time), fill that crockpot to where the crust is, turn it on high for awhile. That should help. Also, a lot of stores carry Bon Ami, which us like a natural, non-toxic, very inexpensive comet. Usually kept next to Barkeeper's Secret.

Any time I use any non non-stick pan, when the food leaves, the vinegar goes in and it goes back on the burner. I seldom scrub anything anymore,

12.22.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

These look fantastic!

01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTia

Amazing! Not too sweet!

11.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

These turned out great! I sprayed my crock-pot with spray-oil beforehand, and didn't have a problem with anything sticking. I made them to give as gifts: one batch fills six 8oz. mason jars. I glued ribbon around the rim of the jars and they look festive!

12.21.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

These look amazing! Do you mind if I use a photo and link for a roundup post I'm working on?

09.19.2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Bishop

Angela, Link back here and that is just fine!

09.20.2014 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

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