There’s nothing better than a 5 minute recipe. Today I want to share with you my version of Quick Candied Pecans. You’ll love this recipe because you only need a few ingredients to make this sweet and salty snack. Plus, it’s perfect to set out on the table at your next gathering, or box up and gift as a gift. They also make a great salad topping!
Quick candied pecans are my new go-to snack recipe. If I need some finger foods for guests to munch on at a small gathering, this recipe fits the bill perfectly. All you need are some pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. They’re prepared on the stove top so you don’t even have to turn on the oven! Pair this with a charcuterie and cheese tray and you’re all set.
I also love the idea of gifting homemade foods during the holidays. Buy a few small tins and fill them with quick candied pecans. It makes an easy gift for neighbors, friends, or coworkers.
My favorite use for these pecans is to add a bit of sweetness to my salads. My favorite combination is a grilled chicken salad with cranberries, feta cheese, and candied pecans. Plus, the recipe is so quick and easy you can whip them up any night of the week to add to a big dinner salad in no time.
If you’re not a fan of pecans, try this with almonds or cashews instead. If you try something different, let us know how it went in the comments section below.
Quick Candied Pecans
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup whole pecans
- In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and water. Stir until combined and melted.
- Add pecans and stir to coat. Cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat until mixture reduces slightly and pecans become sticky.
- Spread pecans in a single layer onto a lined baking sheet and allow to cool.
- Store in a sealed container until ready to use.