Easy Candied Pecans

A snack for the gods! Sprinkle atop your favorite greens, blue cheese topped or chicken salad. For holiday entertaining leave the pecans in halves rather than chopping, and serve in a festive bowl.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pecan halves or chopped (see note above in description)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking pan (cookie sheet) with parchment paper.
  • Melt butter in a 1-quart microwave safe container. Toss pecans in butter.
  • Stir brown sugar and cinnamon together in small bowl. Stir into pecans, coating well.
  • Turn pecans out onto prepared baking sheet, spreading evenly. Place in oven for 3-4 minutes until sugar is carmelized. Watch carefully before the end to prevent burning.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on parchment paper. When cooled completely to room temperature, store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 1 cup, or approximately 8 servings.


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Easy Candied Pecans