Candied Pecans for Salad

How to Make Candied Pecans

This Candied Pecans stovetop recipe comes together in just 5 minutes. They are great for salads, snacking, and for garnishing Fall cakes!
Course garnish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pecans
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 158kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans


  • Set a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and sugar, and stir frequently until the butter is melted, the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is bubbling about 1-2 minutes. Add in the pecans and stir constantly for 3 minutes so they are evenly coated with the butter and sugar mixture.
    Candied Pecans Stovetop recipe
  • Transfer the pecans to waxed paper and use 2 forks to separate the pecans. Cool for about 10 minutes, and then break them apart.
    How to Make Candied Pecans


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg