Candied pecans


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes1 cup
Candied pecans

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Serve candied pecans with a bowl of ice cream, with yogurt and fruit at breakfast or tossed in a green salad with goat cheese and fresh berries.


  • 1 cup pecan halves

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1 tbsp water

  • pinch salt


  • LINE a baking sheet with parchment. Toast pecans in a medium frying pan over medium until fragrant, about 7 min, stirring often. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out frying pan and add sugar, water and salt.

  • COOK over medium until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbling. Add pecans and cook over medium-low, stirring constantly, until pecans are coated with a crystallized layer of sugar, 3 to 5 min. Transfer to prepared pan and spread to cool.

Nutrition (per tbsp)

Calories 55, Protein 1g, Carbohydrates 3g, Fat 5g, Fibre 1g.