Introduction: How to Candy Pecans

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Candied pecans make an amazing addition to any food: as garnishing on desserts, in salads, or just plain, these nuts pack a punch! Their versatility make them quite popular.

Who doesn't enjoy a good pecan? Now roast them, add butter and brown sugar, and you've got yourself pecan crack! Also known as Candied Pecans.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

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You will need

2 Cups Pecan Halves
4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Butter (salted or not)

sauce pan

Step 2: Roasting the Pecans

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Throw all of your pecans in a sauce pan, and pan-fry for about 2 minutes. This will soften the pecans, and really accentuate the nutty flavor.

Step 3: Add in Other Ingredients

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After the pecans have been pan fried, toss in the butter, and stir so all nuts are well-coated.

Stir in brown sugar, and keep the nuts moving so neither the butter nor the sugar burn. This should take no more than 5 minutes.

Step 4: Let Cool and Then Gobble!

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Let cool for 10 minutes, so the sugar can set in all the delicious crevices of the pecans!

Throw in a salad, or garnish on dessert. These little guys are phenomenal!


sapphirerozzie (author)2015-12-22

Ive had these b4 and theyre good. Can u substitute white sugar for the brown sugar

jasara (author)2014-09-16

I tried It and it was AWESOME!

jaydeensmom2013 (author)2013-11-27

so easy definitely trying this!

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