These quick and easy recipes show you how to candy pecans for the best sweet and salty garnish, mix-in, salad topping, or snack.

They are super versatile, crazy simple to make, and totally addicting.


– Pecans – Butter – Sugar – Cinnamon – Vanilla Extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.


In a large frying pan over medium heat, add pecans in a single layer and toast, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and lightly golden.


In a medium saucepan, add the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and water. Bring to a boil, then continue to boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the liquid has reduced.


After 2 minutes, turn off the heat and add the toasted pecans and vanilla extract.


Bake in a preheated oven for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool completely.


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