Quick Stovetop Candied Pecans
These 5-minute 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.
How to Make Candied Pecans:
To get started, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a skillet:
Add a splash of water so the sugar has an easier time dissolving:
Stir it all around to combine:
Cook the sugar mixture over medium heat until it gets hot and bubbly:
Throw in pecan halves:
Cook the pecan halves for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the liquid cooks down and glazes the pecans:
Set on parchment paper to cool, then break apart and enjoy:
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!
For the pecans
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 cup pecan halves
Ideas for using the pecans (optional)
- 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.
- 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!
These can be stored in an airtight jar for about one week.
Did you make this recipe?
I'd love to know how it went!