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Stovetop Candied Pecans

These stovetop candied pecans are the perfect snack for the holidays. They have the right balance of sweet and savoury with a hint of spice.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free, vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 215kcal


  • 2 cups unsalted pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or substitute your preferred oil)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (omit if desired)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (omit if desired)


  • Add the coconut oil, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper to a large saucepan on the stove and set to medium heat.
  • Once the coconut oil has melted, add the pecans and maple syrup to the pan.
  • Cook on medium heat for approximately 5 minutes, or until the pecans are slightly browned, stirring constantly to ensure they don’t burn.
  • Transfer the pecans to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then spread in an even layer to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • Once the pecans have cooled, serve or store in an airtight container.
  • Makes 8 servings of stovetop candied pecans.


  • Optional additional spices include 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon, smoked paprika, and/or rosemary.


Serving: 0.25Cup | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg