Quick Stovetop Candied Pecans

Stovetop Candied Pecans - The Quickest Way to make sweet candied pecans for salads and snacking!

These 5-minute Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

These Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

I have been wanting to share and write up this Quick Candied Pecans recipe for quite a while, because they are something I make so often myself to jazz up tons of different recipes.

My hope is that once I show you how quick and easy they are to make, you’ll want to do the same.

I think candied pecans are just so wonderful, especially for salads!

A lot of candied pecan recipes I see call for making them in the oven, but something about that feels too fussy to me. I don’t know, I just don’t really like to turn on the oven when I don’t have to (even in the winter).

I’ve been making candied pecans on the stove for as long as I can remember, and it only takes 5-10 minutes, depending on if you’re using a gas or electric stove.

To get started, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a skillet:

These Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

Add a splash of water so the sugar has an easier time dissolving:

These Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

Stir it all around to combine:

These Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

Cook the sugar mixture over medium heat until it gets hot and bubbly:

These Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

Throw in pecan halves:

These Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

Cook the pecan halves for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the liquid cooks down and glazes the pecans:

These Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

Set on parchment paper to cool, then break apart and enjoy:

These Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

They are now ready to be used in salads of all kinds!

Or you know, you could just eat them. I do that too.

Very similar to this method is also my 5-minute Sticky Honey Bananas, which you may enjoy as well. Happy cooking!

Stovetop Candied Pecans

These Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the pecans in a skillet and cook over medium heat for a minute or two, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is bubbling.
  2. Add the pecans and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring to coat the pecans in the glaze. Remove from the heat, and spread the pecans out on parchment paper to let the pecans cool completely. Break apart, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

These can be stored in an airtight jar for about one week.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 cup pecans, Serving Size: 1/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 287
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 155mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29.2g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Protein: 2.5g
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