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Kevin Curry

Stovetop Candied Pecans Recipe

Stovetop Candied Pecans Recipe


20 Servings
Serving Size:2 tbsp
* Optional Substitution Note
  • 1.5 cups raw pecan halves
  • 1.5 cups raw cashews
    • raw pecans
  • 1 cup brown sugar
    • coconut sugar; raw cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons water


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Step 1

Set a stainless steel or nonstick skillet on medium heat.  Add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of water.  Continuously stir until a syrup is created.

Step 2

Add the nuts and continue to stir, ensuring every nut is covered in the syrup.  Continue stirring and folding the nuts in the syrup in the skillet with a spatula.

NOTE: As you stir, the nuts will become grainy.  This is normal.  Just continue stirring until a syrup forms again. Use the remaining tablespoon of water if needed.

Step 3

Once the syrup forms again, fold the nuts in the syrup, reduce the heat in the skillet, or remove the skillet from the heat.

Spread the nuts on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and let them nuts cool and harden, about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Once the nuts have completely cooled, break them into pieces and store the pieces in an airtight container.  Enjoy on salads, parfaits, or…even as part of a fall harvest chex mix!

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Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min
# of servings20
Serving Size:2 tbsp

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!