Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans are one of my favorite things to make as a topping for my desserts. They are buttery, salty and sweet at the same time.

More than a recipe, this is a good trick to get a healthy-ish snack or a crunchy topping for desserts, pancakes or oatmeal.

You can store this candied pecan in a glass jar for up to 2 months and they will be as yummy and crunchy as day 1.

How to make candied pecans?

They are pretty easy to make. I toss all the ingredients into a non-stick pan and I stir for a couple minutes until the pecans are caramelized.

It’s important to use a 100% nonstick pan because you don’t want a mess when making caramel.

As soon as the candied pecans are done I transfer them to a tray covered with parchment paper or greased foil. Then with the help of a fork, I separate each pecan to avoid pecans sticking to each other. In 10 minutes they are ready to use or to be stored.

Candied Pecans
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Candied Pecans are one of my favorite things to make as a topping for my desserts. They are buttery, salty and sweet at the same time.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied pecans
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. In a nonstick pan over medium heat, toss all the ingredients. Stir constantly for about 3-5 minutes until you get a brown caramel. Make sure that every pecan is coated.
  2. Transfer the pecans to a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Separate each pecan avoiding overcrowding and that they stick to each other. Let them cool for 10 minutes at least.

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