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Candied pecans are a delicious, crunchy, and sweet snack during the holidays or great topped on salads and more. Made with five pantry staple in 10 minutes. | aheadofthyme.com

Candied Pecans


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Candied pecans are a delicious, crunchy, and sweet snack during the holidays or great topped on salads and more. Made with five pantry staple in 10 minutes.


Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 + 1/2 cups pecan halves

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, add brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, and water. Cook over medium heat and cook, whisking until the brown sugar melts and sauce is bubbling, about one minute.
  2. Stir in the pecans and coat them completely with the brown sugar mixture. Cook until the sugar forms clumps around the pecans and they look like candied pecans, about 3 minutes. Keep a close eye on them as they can burn quickly.
  3. Line a quarter sheet baking pan with parchment paper and transfer the pecans on top in a single layer. Set aside to allow them to cool down to room temperature before serving.

Notes

Sticky pecans? Immediately after cooking, your pecans may be sticky. Once they cool, the stickiness should go away. If they’re not hard after cooling, it means your pan didn’t get hot enough. To fix, reintroduce your candied pecans to the stove, heating them up while ensuring they don’t burn.

How to store: Store the candied pecans in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Other candied nuts: You can use this recipe for candied pecans on other nuts too! Try walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, and peanuts.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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