Easy Candied Pecans Recipe

This easy candied pecan recipe takes minutes to make! Sweetened with pure maple syrup for less sugar. They can be eaten raw or chopped into salads.


– 1 cup raw pecan – 1 Tbsp avocado oil – 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup – 1 pinch ground cinnamon optional – 1 pinch sea salt


Put all candied pecan ingredients in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir pecans for 3–5 minutes until most of the liquid evaporates and they are shiny and sticky.

Step 1

Remember that nuts burn easily if left too long. I recommend stirring frequently and watching the skillet for 3–5 minutes.

Step 2

Lacquered pecans should be removed from heat immediately. For sweeter pecans, add 1–2 tablespoons brown sugar. 

Step 3

To avoid sticking, dry nuts in a single layer on a plate or baking sheet. If nuts stick together, put them in a bowl right away. After several minutes, dried nuts won't stick to your hands.

Step 4

Eat candied pecans as a snack, chop them for green salads, or sprinkle them on desserts.

Step 5

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