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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!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Dec 3, 2012

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 (18)

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

I tried this recipe, and they are so easy to make and "Oh, So Addictive". My husband loved them, so did the girls at the office. So, now they want the recipe.

11.18.2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Not sure what I did wrong, but mine did not turn out like the picture. They were still wet and sticky after they cooled, but tasted good..

11.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

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