Easy Candied Pecans

In 20 minutes you can have the best finger food snack to have on hand this holiday season. I like to place bowls of these pecans around the house when friends are over for easy munching.
  • Servings: 3 cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1  3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 1 pound pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, boiling water, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cream of tartar. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. Continue to cook at a slow boil for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
2. Remove from the heat and stir in the pecans, then the vanilla. Stir until the pecans are fully coated.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the pecans on top. Using a fork, separate the pecans and let cool for 10 to 20 minutes. Pour into a party bowl and serve.

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