Every time I’m at a restaurant and I see a salad that has candied nuts I get really excited. There is something about sweet nuts that warms my heart. Am I right?! The problem is that most of the time these candied nuts are made using processed white sugar and possibly other undesirable ingredients. I knew there had to be a better option.
This recipe for candied pecans that I am going to share with you today is a staple in my house. It is absolutely, ridiculously, incredibly, outrageously delicious. If you are ever asked to bring a salad to a party add some of these glazed pecans to the salad bowl and you will be the talk of the town!
In the video I show you my secret candied pecans recipe but I also love making them with other nuts like walnuts. Yum yum yum. Feel free to experiment with your favorite nuts at home and let me know what your favorite combinations were in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Put a frying pan on the stove on medium heat.
- Add the pecans to the dry pan and stir them around for a couple of minutes to toast lightly on both sides.
- Pour maple syrup into the pan and stir until pecans are coated.
- Turn off the heat and let sit for a couple of minutes while the maple syrup hardens around the nuts.
- After a couple of minutes add them to your salad or to save them for a later date add them to a jar lightly coated with oil (e.g. flax oil) so the nuts don't stick. Store in the fridge until ready to consume.
- Don't leave the pecans in the pan to cool for too long or they will stick to the pan and become hard to remove.