Candied Pecans

Sweet, rich Candied Pecans are baked with a butter, cinnamon and sugar glaze that makes for an amazing tasting snack.

You guys, I am totally setting you up for something good.

Candied Pecans | Inspiration KitchenSomething really, really, really good.  So, be sure and make these so that you’re ready… mmmmm, k?

Candied Pecans | Inspiration KitchenI fell in love with not only the taste, but also the colors of these pecans.  This is what they look like right before you slide them into the oven.  Gorgeous, yes?  It totally reminds me of fall ~ which is just around the corner.  I can already see the leaves changing color.  Can you?

Wow, how time flies!  Didn’t summer just get here?

Candied Pecans | Inspiration KitchenFirst ~ let me just say.  These Candied Pecans by themselves are simply amazing.  And highly addictive.  And way-too-easily-poppable.

They’re so addictive in fact, they’re the ‘get out your eatin’ pants‘ kind of good.

You know the type.  You’ve been here before. 🙂

Candied Pecans | Inspiration KitchenAnd, when they’re mixed with um, uh, other delectable treats, they are blow your mind good (hint, hint…coming next week!).  So, that’s why I’m asking you to make them…, so that you’ll come back for next week’s post and get on my totally addictive train.

Trust me, you don’t want to be left at the station and miss it.  🙂

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What you’ll love about these is – they are really easy to make and they make such a great snack.

Your kids will love them!

All up, with prep time and cooking time, you can have fresh, sweet, candied pecans within the hour.  Which makes them great for parties or get-togethers too ~ just place them in cute little cups and they are perfect for grab-and-go socializing!

Candied Pecans | Inspiration Kitchen

I don’t know about you, but for me, these are going to be tough to share!


p.s. Make these early next week and set aside 1 and 1/2 cups of these pecans for next week’s post. Trust me!  🙂

Candied Pecans
Sweet, rich Pecans baked with a butter and cinnamon and sugar glaze makes for an amazing tasting snack.
Recipe type: Desserts
  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Place pecans in a shallow baking pan in a 250° oven for 10 minutes or until warmed.
  2. Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
  3. Grease the sides of a large heavy saucepan with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Add sugar, water, salt and cinnamon and cook over low heat, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Turn heat to medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cover and cook for 2 minutes to dissolve all sugar crystals.
  5. Continue to cook (without stirring) until a candy thermometer reads 236° (soft-ball stage). Remove pan from the heat and add vanilla. Stir in warm pecans until evenly coated.
  6. Spread pecans onto the prepared baking pan. Bake at 250° for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove and spread pecans onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet to cool.
  7. Serve!

Recipe modified from Taste of Home @ Candied Pecans.


  1. says

    You are aware that if I make these now, I won’t have any left for next week? I don’t have that kind of self-control. My #1 rule for not getting fat as a food-blogger: Know thyself! But I have pinned them so that I can make them next week and hopefully not have enough time to eat any of the reserved pecans! Who am I kidding, I’m making these tonight!!

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next week!!!! In the meantime I’ll be eating these on salads, in my yogurt, on my bircher musli for breakfast, on some ice cream, and, of course, by the handful!
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    • says

      YES! Come on over Cindy! I’ve been trying to get you to come over for a lllooonnnggg time! I’m glad i finally have something to make you say yes! I’ll make sure they are warm and waiting!

  2. says

    Love these candied pecans!! I will definitely need my eating pants since I would not be able to stop snacking on these tasty treats! So addictive but so so good! Can’t wait to see next what you made with these next week 🙂

    • says

      Thanks Kelly – they were really good. Every time someone opened the jar I kept them in, they kept saying they smelled like a cinnamon roll! 🙂

    • says

      I LOVE fall Ruby!!! It’s my favorite season of the year. And, although I don’t want to see summer go – I’m equally as excited for fall! Have a great week!

    • says

      Yes Tina! You have these pegged just right!!! 🙂 The holidays? My sistah – AUGH!!! I’m not over summer. (p.s. but I’m so glad you went there! hahahaha!)

    • says

      PERFECT! I never thought of having them with a glass of light bubbly! AUGH!…Judit + Corina ~ you just created my new favorite thing! 🙂

    • says

      Yes, Dedy… the good news is, you can treat any other nuts (e.g. walnuts) exactly the same. 🙂 Use whatever is affordable in Indonesia. Happy cooking!

  3. says

    Whoaaaaaa!!!!! You know, every time my mom hands me a handful of nuts, I always ALWAYS scrunch up my nose because I hate having them by the handful just like that with no other flavor going on! I mean I like nuts but eating them plain EVERY SINGLE DAY can be so boring! I am SOOOOOOOOO making these candied versions!!!! They look so good and I can almost taste the sweet cinnamon-y flavor!!!! 😀
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