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Candied Pecans

Vera Stewart
These candied pecans are a seasonal flavor to offer guests to your home or to make for edible holiday gifts.
5 from 1 vote
Course Snack
Servings 2 1/2 cups


  • 1 ⁄2 cup water
  • 1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1 ⁄2 cups pecan halves


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil over medium heat.
  • Add the granulated sugar and let it dissolve.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, pour in the pecans and stir.
  • Let the pecans cook, stirring every few minutes. The liquid will begin to thicken.
  • When most of the liquid has cooked out, the pecans will be shiny and sticky. Remove from the cooktop.
  • Spread the pecans on the prepared sheet pan.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until they are not shiny and look frosty.
  • Let the pecans cool and break apart before using.

NOTE: Extra pecans can be stored in heavy resealable bags.

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