Candied Pecans

This has become one of my favorite snacks!  Candied Pecans are not only perfect for something sweet but can be put in a salad or on a cheese plate!

I remember having two big pecan trees in the front yard of our old house. These trees provided us with so many pecans enough so our neighbors would come over and stock up for the winter. I never really had any way to use them until now!

Pecans have become such a wonderful part of our lives these days. I love them in my muffins, pies, salads and our cheese plates.

It starts with the pecans.  I used a cup of fresh pecans.  I poured these into a small saucepan with some melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar.

Once the sugar, butter, and cinnamon was a full liquid, I mixed it together with the pecans. Make sure all of the pecans are coated with the liquid mixture. Then pour it over a cookie sheet to dry.

I love these pecans as a snack or added to my cheese plate. This is ideal for a party or a quiet night at home.

Candied Pecans

Add a little sweetness to your favorite snack.  These Candied Pecans will spice up any party!

Course Side Dish
Author Chris


  • 1 cup Pecans halved
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon


  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, and cinnamon together

  2. Add the pecans and mix until all of the pecans are coated

  3. Pour the pecans on a cookie sheet coated with parchment paper until cooled all the way

  4. Break apart any pecans that stick together.  

  5. Store in a covered container

Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be used with pistachios

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