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Candied Pecans

These candied pecans are a sweet southern snack that will take you back to childhood! This easy recipe is perfect for snacking or as a party treat.
Course Snack
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Candied Pecans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 3 cups pecans halves
  • 5 tbsp butter salted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Toss in the pecans, and stir.
  • Add in the white sugar, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
  • Stir the ingredients to make sure that everything is well combined.
  • Let cook, still on medium heat, until the pecans are nice and caramelized.
  • Next, spread the pecans on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Serve & enjoy!