Candied Pecans Recipe

Candied Pecans are super easy to make on the stove top with only 4 ingredients and in less than 10 minutes. Great when added to salads and also great for snacking or to give away as gifts!

Candied Pecans

One of my food specialties is making unique and tasty salads that have that extra little touch of delicious perfection. One of my salad secrets is adding chopped Candied Pecans. It gets people every time! Making candied pecans takes an extra 10ish minutes, but it is well worth that little bit of effort. They transform a great salad into an out-of-this-world salad. Trust me! Candied Pecans are also an irresistible snack to have sitting on the counter during holiday gatherings or for any party. And last but not least they are great gifts, especially around the holidays. Everyone loves a delicious homemade gift, right?

Candied Pecans

How long do candied pecans last?

When stored in an air-tight container, candied pecans will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature, 4 weeks in the fridge or 4 months in the freezer.

How do you store candied pecans?

Once they’ve cooled, candied pecans are ready for storing. Make sure they are sealed tightly in either a plastic or glass container.

Candied Pecans

What recipes can I put candied pecans into?

Add Candied Pecans to any or all of these delicious recipes, plus so many more!
Healthy Lunch Bowl
Grape Pecan Summer Salad
Chopped Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Or, break them apart and add them to a mason jar with a fun ribbon tied around the rim!

However you decide to enjoy these delicious little candied nuts, ENJOY! Have a great winter weekend, friends!

Candied Pecans
pecans, nuts, snacks
Dessert
American
Yield: 2 cups

Candied Pecans

prep time: 7 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 12 mins

Candied Pecans are super easy to make on the stove top with only 4 ingredients and in less than 10 minutes. Great when added to salads and also great for snacking or to give as gifts!

ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

instructions:

  1. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sugar and pecans and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves and becomes a light brown liquid in the skillet (approximately 5 minutes).
  2. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla; mix well. Pour the pecans onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Let cool for a minimum of 5 minutes. Chop to use in a salad or add the pecans to a serving dish for snacking!
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