Candied Pecans . . . these sweet little nuggets are easy to make, and perfect for tossing in salads, or just for snacking!
I love ordering salads at restaurants that come with candied nuts of any kind. They add such a yummy crunch and hint of sweetness that I just can’t resist! I decided it was high time I started making them at home so I can add them to salads any time I want.
I found several recipes for candied pecans online, but some of them had too much sugar, some had to be baked in the oven, some of them just looked too complicated. So I came up with my own recipe. It is so simple. Just toss all the ingredients in a non-stick skillet, then cook over medium low heat.
In a few minutes you will have a pan full of absolutely scrumptious candied pecans. I discovered that these babies are good for more than tossing in salads. They are incredible just on their own. I should have made a double batch, because I can’t stop eating them. They are a perfect snack, especially if you struggle with eating enough protein like I do.
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup pecans
Combine all ingredients in a non-stick skillet. Cook and stir over medium low heat for 5-10 minutes, till sugar butter mixture is no longer runny, and pecans are starting to brown. I found that a bamboo or wooden spatula works best for this recipe. Pour onto a silicone pan liner or parchment paper to cool.
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