Candied pecans

Total time: 5 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
By Cookist
Brown sugar
1/4 cup
a pinch
Cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder
1 pinch
2 tbsps
Pecan halves

This recipe for sugar coated nuts is so quick and simple that you may very well prepare your cup of tea along with this recipe and then enjoy them together!

It is such a lovely snack preparation that can be enjoyed as such or with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream… These cholesterol free nuts taste so good when coated with sugar that you may add these crunchy beauties to the cake batter and in no time you will have an exotic version of the very humble cake of your choice. Alternatively, you may also prepare a big batch of this quick preparation and chop a few of these over any sugar less fruit shake or smoothie.

The caramelized pecans also go nicely with a custard preparation or top over a lovely serving of fruit cream. I personally prefer to give these candied nuts to my little one as an alternative to the regular sugary treats…

So, enjoy this super quick and tasty sugar coated pecans recipe and do share your creative ideas to enjoy them other than the regular tea time snack!

In a non stick pan add the brown sugar, salt, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, and roughly stir it together. Add water and mix everything once again. Heat the pan and let the ingredients boil for 2 minutes. Add the pecans to the boiling sugar mixture and mix everything. Try to spoon the sugar mixture over the pecans so that the pecans are evenly coated with the sugar mixture and get a nice gloss over it. Let the sugar syrup boil until it thickens and pecans are nicely coated from all sides with a sheen all over the nut.

Turn off the heat and try to break apart the nuts, if sticking together, with a spoon or a ladle very carefully while the sugar is still hot. Keep on stirring the nuts even when the heat is off to separate the nuts and slow down the cooking process.

Cool the nuts to room temperature and break them apart again, if required. You may enjoy these candied nuts as such or store them in an air tight container for later use.


Do not pull apart the hot sugar coated pecans roughly as you may break the nut as well. Make sure the pecans are free from any impurity or shell. Store the sugar coated pecans in a clean and dry air tight container.

Nutritional information (per serving): 257 Calories, 19.5g Total fat (1.7g Saturated fat, 5.8g Polyunsaturated fat, 11g Monounsaturated fat), 0mg Cholesterol, 84.9mg Sodium, 175.9mg Potassium, 28.3g Total carbohydrates (2.8g Dietary fiber,18.7g Sugars), 2.5g Protein

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