Candied Pecans

My favorite classic candied pecan recipe is easy to make with 7 ingredients. Perfect to offer or sprinkle on everything from salads to yogurt, casseroles, ice cream and much more!

These treats have always been my favorites, especially during the vacations. Here is the old-fashioned candied pecan recipe that I fell in love with years ago and have been making for more time than I can count. Unlike my naturally sweet maple candied pecans recipe, this retro recipe features a thick, crunchy cinnamon sugar coating made from two kinds of sugar, with a perfect touch of sea salt and cayenne to balance the sweetness. And once baked until perfectly toasted and crunchy, I tell you, these candied pecans are absolutely irresistible.

I always like to make a few batches of them at the end of the year to give away as year-end gifts. But they are delicious at any time of the year as a sweet snack or sprinkled on everything from salads to yogurt, casseroles, baked sweet potatoes, ice cream and much more. They are also incredibly easy to prepare with only 7 simple ingredients, the recipe is naturally gluten free, and these candied pecans have the added benefit of giving your home an absolutely heavenly smell when baked.


2 C Pecans
1 C Brown sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 Tbs of water


Cook mixture over medium-high heat until melted.
Add pecans and cook for 2 minutes.
Cool on parchment paper.
Give to your loved ones. 🍁🧡💛🍂


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