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How To Candy Pecans - The Easy Way! These Candied Pecans are a delicious addition to any fall dish. They're perfect on sweet potatoes, pumpkin pies, they also make a lovely addition to salads and yogurt. Or, just eat them straight up!
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Candied Pecans

How To Candy Pecans - The Easy Way! These Candied Pecans are a delicious addition to any fall dish. They're perfect on sweet potatoes, pumpkin pies, they also make a lovely addition to salads and yogurt. Or, just eat them straight up!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 3 -4 Cups
Calories: 1090kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted, stir in the sugar and stir frequently for a few minutes until it begins to bubble, then add the pecans.
  • Stir continuously for about a minute making sure to evenly coat the pecans with the sugar coating, add vanilla extract a teaspoon at a time, stirring in between.
  • Sprinkle in nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Turn heat to low and stir continuously for 2-3 minutes.
  • Let nuts cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally so they don't stick to the pan.
  • Spread pecans out on parchment or wax paper, breaking up any large clumps. Allow them to fully cool then package for gifts, store in a plastic bag or container, or start snacking!

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months in the freezer for 3 months on a shelf.

Nutrition

Calories: 1090kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.5mg