These 5-minute stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet glazed pecans for salads, snacking, food gifts, and more!

Whether you eat these pecans on their own or add them to a variety of dishes, they’re such an easy way to add flavor and texture to so many recipes.


Candied Pecan Tips and Questions:

These pecans are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

Why are my candied pecans sticky? If the pecans turn out sticky, this means the sugar never reached a high enough temperature to have that hard crack “brittle” coating on the outside. Electric stoves tend to have less heat power and responsiveness as compared to gas stoves, so cook for a few minutes longer if you have an electric stove or a weaker gas stove. Just watch and smell to ensure it doesn’t burn.

How to store candied pecans: Once completely cooled, in an airtight container at room temperature for a week. You can get away with two weeks or longer, but the flavor won’t be as good. They taste best fresh.

Can candied pecans be frozen? Yes, let them cool completely, then store in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Do they need to be refrigerated? No, but they will last for 4 weeks if you do want to extend the shelf life.


To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:




2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecan halves




1. Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a large skillet.
2. Stir over medium heat until butter is melted.
3. Add pecans and cook, stirring constantly, for 5-7 minutes. Make sure pecans are all coated evenly.
4. Spread pecans in single layer on parchment paper and cool completely.
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