My Favorite Winter Snack-Quick Candied Pecans [recipe]

simple candied pecans recipe

Imagine yourself strolling through a bustling city on a cool Winter day, there’s an unmistakable aroma wafting through the air…ahhhhh, it’s hot roasted candied nuts.  There’s something so unbelievably irresistible about candied nuts, I feel compelled to stop every time I see them!  I’m so in love with this savory treat that this Winter I decided to make my own to keep on hand for cravings =)  Pecans are my favorite of all the candied nuts, so that’s what I snack on, but today’s recipe can be used for candied almonds and cashews too!  This simple candied pecan recipe takes about 5 minutes from start to finish, and only requires ONE ingredient, besides the pecans!

simple candied pecans recipe

Quick Candied Pecans [recipe]
makes 4 (1 oz.) servings, 142 calories per serving


  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw pecan halves
  • ground cinnamon, optional to taste


Place sugar & pecans in a small skillet, bring to medium heat.  Continue to stir until sugar turns into a syrup, allow the syrup to fully coat the pecans.

Quickly remove from heat and pour coated pecans onto a wax paper.  Allow to cool for 15 minutes, enjoy your simple candied pecans!

Munch on your candied pecans by themselves, or use them to garnish something sweet & savory, like this Gorganzola Pear Salad…recipe coming soon!

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