Candied Pecans

For as long as I can remember I’ve been making Candied Pecans.  I make them to have around the house when company is coming, add them to salads, as toppings for desserts or just to eat them plain – they’re so good! I especially love giving the Candied Pecans as a holiday gift, packaged in cellophane bags tied with colorful ribbons. 

If you’ve never made Candied Pecans this simple recipe takes no time at all.  Once made look out – your family will gobble them up in minutes, literally!
Here’s the recipe…..make a batch for Thanksgiving, everyone will be thrilled you did.

Candied Pecans


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
2 cups pecan halves
1 tsp pure vanilla extract


1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan.
2. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly (about 8-10 minutes).
3. Add pecans and vanilla, cook until all syrup is absorbed and pecans are coated, stirring constantly (about 12 minutes - will look powdery).
4. Spread pecan mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment. (Pecans will have a sugar coating)
5. Cool completely then store in airtight container or serve.