Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

This easy stovetop candied pecans recipe is great for holiday entertaining and gift-giving! But it's also a great topping for soups and salads. You can also enjoy it as a delicious sweet and salty snack option!
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 cups  pecans
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt


  • Add brown sugar, butter, water, cinnamon and salt to a large sautĂ© pan.
  • Mix the ingredients over medium-low heat and heat until it's hot and bubbles.
  • Add in the pecans and mix to coat.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. The sauce will cook down and glaze the nuts. 
  • Pour onto a sheet on parchment paper and allow to cool completely. Then break apart and enjoy!


You can add a bit of vanilla for some extra flavor if you're a fan of vanilla.