Quick and Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans in a glass dish
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Quick and Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans Recipe

Three ingredient Quick and Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans only take about 10 minutes, and you won't believe how simple they are to make! Oh, and did I mention they are delicious?
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: how to make candied pecans on the stove
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 1052kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 2 cups roasted* pecans
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add sugar to a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the sugar, constantly stirring until it is completely melted. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Add the pecans and stir until the melted sugar completely coats the pecans.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla. Stir to combine.
  • Turn the pecans out on a silicone non-stick baking mat or piece of parchment paper, and spread out in an even layer.
  • When the pecans are cool, break apart and store in an airtight covered container for up to two weeks on your kitchen counter.


Sharon's Expert Tips:
*You can buy pecans already roasted, but if you want to roast them yourself, check out my recipe for How to Roast Pecans.
To freeze pecans, cool completely, then store in an airtight container for up to 2 months in the freezer.
Pecans, as well as other nuts, will last much longer if you store them in the refrigerator or freezer and won't turn rancid as quickly.
Nutrition information is for 1 cup of candied pecans.


Calories: 1052kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 186g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 58g | Calcium: 170mg