These easy candied pecans can be made in just 5 minutes! They’re perfect for a tasty salad topping or you can enjoy these as a sweet snack!

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When I was making this green salad with grapes, I wanted to add candied pecans on top, but I didn’t want to take a trip to the store just for one salad topping. Luckily, I had a bag of raw pecans in my pantry and I figured it couldn’t be too hard to make candied pecans at home. It only took 5 minutes and these were the perfect compliment to the tangy goat cheese on my green salad with grapes. Of course, I found myself snacking on these after lunch, too. They’re a delicious sweet treat!

candied pecan ingredients


You only need a few basic ingredients for this recipe: Pecans, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Be sure to use raw pecans. You can use light or dark brown sugar in this recipe.

How to Make Candied Pecans