How to Make Candied Pecans

It’s December and time to get ready for Christmas! First holiday recipe, How to Make Candied Pecans like I had in Charleston South Carolina.

These gluten free, vegan candied pecans are easy to make and great for holiday gifts. I was so happy to find out how to make candied pecans when I started talking to a sweet lady in Charleston South Carolina. Which thanks to her, it’s my first holiday recipe for the month of December.

It’s a great topping for salads, main dishes, and desserts! They are also good when eaten by the handful. For the holidays, I have inserted the Candied Pecans into a small holiday bags for stocking stuffers.

How to Make Candied Pecans

How to Make Candied Pecans – Step by Step

Step by Step

1. Set a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.

2. In a pan, over medium high heat, add sugars maple syrup and water.

3. Stir everything together with a whisk until it starts to caramelize.

Step by Step

4. Work quickly and turn the off the stove, add the pecans and mix.

5. Once they are all coated, place on the pan and separate.

6. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mix on top if desired at this time and let cool completely, 

7. EnJOY!

How to Make Candied Pecan

Variations

I like a little maple syrup to add that extra taste or vanilla extra. The other option is to make a sugar mixture by mix 2 tablespoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, mix the two together to make a sugar coating.

Ways to Serve

Candied Pecans are one of my favorite treats. I will top them on a salad or ice cream but a handful to just eat is just as good. You can also top them on a frosted carrot cake muffin!

Tips

  • Work fast when mixing the pecans, it dries quickly
  • Layout the pecans on parchment paper to cool completely
  • Soak your pot right away of it will be hard to wash

This easy candied pecans recipe is perfect for my holiday gift bags. Which I love to do when it’s the holidays. See ya thursday for more gluten-free, low-carb or vegan holiday recipes. EnJoy!

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How to Make Candied Pecans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Gluten-free, Vegan Candied Pecans are easy to make and great for holiday gifts. It’s a great topping for salads, main dishes, and desserts!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: how to make candied pecans
Servings: 6
Calories: 367 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cup pecans
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cinnamon sugar for sprinkling (optional)
Instructions
  1. Set a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. In a pan over medium high heat, add sugars maple syrup and water.
  3. Stir everything together with a whisk until it starts to caramelize.
  4. Work quickly and turn the off the stove, add the pecans and mix.
  5. Once they are all coated place on the pan and seperate.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mix on top if desired and let cool completely, which is 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, if you like more double the amount.
  7. EnJOY!
Recipe Notes
  • Work fast when mixing the pecans, it dries quickly.
  • Layout the pecans on parchment paper to cool completely.
  • Soak your pot right away of it will be hard to wash
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Candied Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 182mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 36g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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