Candied Pecans

Next Sunday is SuperBowl Sunday and I know many of you will be having lots of friends over to watch the game or going to a friends house. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or bringing a dish to your friends here’s a great snack that everyone’s sure to love.

So in addition to my “Quick and Savory Chili” for SuperBowl Sunday, here are my “Candied Pecans”. Serve them as snack food; in your salads or as a topping for desserts. They are sure to please everyone that nibbles on them!

Candied Pecans

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
2 cups pecan halves ( I use roasted pecans that I purchase at The Wine & Cheese Place)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly (about 8-10 minutes).

Add pecans and vanilla, cook until all syrup is absorbed and pecans are coated, stirring constantly (about 12 minutes – will look powdery).

Spread pecan mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment. (Pecans will have a sugar coating)

Cool completely and store in airtight container

Yields approx. 3 1/2 cups

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  1. sounds yummy Vicki,
    I’ll have to try these!

  2. I have never made sweetened pecans, until I read Vicki’s recipe. The great thing about this recipe is that all of the ingredients are items that I normally have in my pantry. The directions were easy to follow and the results are more than worth all of the stirring you will do. Like magic the syrup turns to a powdery sugary coating and then the pecans are done cooking. These are so delicious that it is almost impossible not to eat the entire batch yourself. I shared the recipe with my daughter and both of us have made it twice and given them as gifts to friends. Save the smaller leftover bits and sprinkle them on top of oatmeal. Thank you, Vicki for sharing this taste treat with us.

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