Easy Candied Pecan Nuts

Easy Candied Pecan Nuts

An easy, crunchy, GO-TO that will have you coming back more!

  • In a small bowl, combine about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of water, ½ a teaspoon vanilla, and salt to taste, stirring to combine, don't worry when the sugar and salt don't all dissolve. Set this at-the-ready, next to your stove, as this recipe goes really quickly.

  • In a medium-large saucepan over medium heat, toast a handful of pecans for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. When you begin to smell a lovely, nutty aroma, they're done.

  • Quickly drizzle the sugar mixture into the pan, on top of the pecans, stirring the nuts as you drizzle. Stir constantly for about 15 seconds, until the pecans are thoroughly coated in the sugar mixture. Immediately remove from heat so they don't burn.

  • Spread the pecans on a piece of parchment to cool. Once cooled, you can roughly chop. 

  • Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container. The pecans will be slightly sticky at first, but the coating hardens further within a few hours.


 While you’re at it … you just might wanna make two batches! These go fast!