Easy Candied Pecans Recipe

This quick and simple candied pecans recipe takes only a few minutes to whip up! Sweetened with pure maple syrup for a lower sugar option. Enjoy them as is or chop them up and add them to salads. 

 – ▢1 cup raw pecan – ▢1 Tbsp avocado oil – ▢2 Tbsp pure maple syrup – ▢1 pinch ground cinnamon, optional – ▢1 pinch sea salt


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Step 1

 Add all of the ingredients for the candied pecans to a small skillet and heat them over medium heat.   


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Step 2

Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes, until much of the liquid has evaporated and the pecans appear shiny and sticky. 

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Step 3

 Be sure to closely monitor the nuts, as they can burn very easily when left for too long. For this reason, I recommend hovering over the skillet for the full 3 to 5 minutes, stirring fairly regularly.

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Step 4

Once the pecans look lacquered, immediately remove them from the heat.  

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Step 5

Note: you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of brown sugar at this point for sweeter pecans if you’d like. If you don’t want the nuts to stick together, transfer them to a plate or baking sheet in a single layer until they are completely dry.  

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Step 6

If you don’t mind the nuts sticking together, you can transfer the nuts to a bowl immediately. The nuts won’t stick to your hands after they have dried for a few minutes. 

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Step 7

Enjoy candied pecans as a sweet snack, chop them up and add them to green salads, or sprinkle them over desserts.

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