Easy Candied Pecans Recipe

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A snack for the gods! Sprinkle atop your favorite greens, blue cheese topped or chicken salad. For holiday entertaining leave the pecans in halves rather than chopping, and serve in a festive bowl.

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Servings: 8


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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pecan halves or chopped (see note above in description)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking pan (cookie sheet) with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in a 1-quart microwave safe container. Toss pecans in butter.
  3. Stir brown sugar and cinnamon together in small bowl. Stir into pecans, coating well.
  4. Turn pecans out onto prepared baking sheet, spreading evenly. Place in oven for 3-4 minutes until sugar is carmelized. Watch carefully before the end to prevent burning.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool on parchment paper. When cooled completely to room temperature, store in an airtight container.
  6. Yield: 1 cup, or approximately 8 servings.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 14g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 85  
Calories from Fat 65 76%
Total Fat 7.61g 10%
Saturated Fat 2.23g 9%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbs 4.81g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 3%
Sugars 3.61g 2%
Protein 0.66g 1%
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  • myra byanka
    Yum! As a Texan with a pecan tree, I'm looking forward to making these for the holidays.


    • Foodessa
      October 23, 2012
      I just added this to my 'treats' to make for sure list ;o)
      Thanks and flavourful wishes,
      • judee
        October 21, 2012
        It is such a simple but amazingly delicious recipe..

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