Easy Homemade Candied Pecans Recipe

Easy Homemade Candied Pecans Recipe:- A skillet and a cooktop are all you need to make these simple candied pecans, and they can be prepared in less than ten minutes. These are great for snacking, adding to salads and other foods, as well as cheese boards, as they do not include any eggs or gluten containing ingredients.


Easy Homemade Candied Pecans Recipe

You can produce candies made from nuts in two distinct ways: either by baking them in the oven or by heating them on the stovetop. Both of these methods are viable options. When it comes to cooking pecans, the stovetop is the option that is the most convenient and quickest to use, while both methods are effective in meeting the desired results. Furthermore, the cooktop guarantees that these candied pecans are free of eggs and are made to be vegan in nature.


You Will Need

6 tablespoons brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, see notes

Pinch cayenne pepper, optional

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons orange zest, optional

2 cups (6 ounces) pecan halves



1Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2Add brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, cayenne, vanilla, water, and the orange zest (optional) to a medium skillet. Place the skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring often until the brown sugar melts into a bubbling sauce, about 1 minute.

3Stir in the pecans so that the brown sugar sauce coats them. Cook, stirring the entire time, until the pecans look candied and smell nutty, 2 to 3 minutes. As the nuts heat up in the pan, the sauce will slowly coat them and become shiny. Watch closely as the nuts cook so that they do not burn.

4Transfer the candied pecans to the prepared baking sheet and spread into one layer. Allow the pecans to cool down, and then break them up before serving.

5 Once the candied nuts have cooled, place them in an airtight container. At room temperature, they will remain edible for one week; in the refrigerator, they will remain edible for a few weeks; and in the freezer, they will remain edible for at least one month.


Serving Size 
1/4 cup / Calories 176 / Total Fat 15.4g /
Saturated Fat 1.3g / Cholesterol 0mg /
Sodium 147.4mg / Carbohydrate 10.1g /
Dietary Fiber 2.4g / Total Sugars 7.5g / Protein 2g

Candied Pecans in Under 10 Minutes

Candies made from nuts can be prepared in two different ways: either by baking them in the oven or by cooking them on the stovetop. The stovetop is the choice that is the quickest and easiest to utilize when it comes to cooking pecans, although both ways work well. In addition, the stovetop ensures that these candied pecans are free of eggs and are designed to be vegan.

In addition, you might like our recipe for crispy baked candied pecans, or if you’re looking for another version that can be made on the stovetop, check out our Strawberry Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts.

Adding pecans to brown sugar and spices for candied pecans.


Because they are so easy to create, you will be able to make these pecans whenever you deem it appropriate. Add them to salads, rice dishes, desserts or eat them as a snack. Additions to cheeseboards are another reason why I adore them.

You can experiment with the spices to truly make them your own, but I personally enjoy cooking them with a sweet and salty flavor combination.

To prepare the candied pecans, simply combine sugar (I prefer to use brown sugar), spices, vanilla essence, and a small amount of water in a mixing bowl. Prepare everything by heating it until it becomes a glaze, and then add the nuts to the mixture.

Pecans are the nuts that we are using in this recipe; however, other types of nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts, or cashews would also work great.


After giving the nuts a stir around the glaze and allowing them to simmer for a few minutes, transfer them to a baking sheet so that they may cool. After the nuts have cooled, you might need to separate a few of them if they have become stuck together, but other than that, you are fully prepared to enjoy them!




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