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Sweet & Salty Candied Pecans Recipe

These Sweet & Salty Candied Pecans are addictive! The perfect combination of sweet, salty, and crunch which we all love! Great for salad toppings or snacking.
Sweet & Salty Candied Pecans Recipe

Have you ever enjoyed one of those fabulous restaurant salads with those yummy candied pecans on top? You can make your own with this recipe with only 4 ingredients!

Sweet & Salty Candied Pecans are easy to make and perfect to dress up dishes when entertaining. Use it as toppings for your favorite dishes or a snack during the holidays.

Also, See my Strawberry Watermelon Salad recipe which is topped with these Sweet and Salty Candied Pecans.

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Top your salad with Sweet & Salty Candied Pecans and Cornbread Croutons for a burst of flavor. Recipes at www.intelligentdomestications.com

These are easy make-ahead treats which is a time saver when preparing for entertaining. We have kept them in an airtight container for up to one week sitting on the kitchen counter. They don’t really last any longer because we eat them so quickly.

Serving these Sweet & Salty Candied Pecans as a salad topper is my favorite but they make a great gift from the kitchen too! Package them in a small jelly jar with a pretty ribbon for co-workers or friends.

More Recipes Using Pecans:

Sweet & Salty Candied Pecans Recipe at www.intelligentdomestications.com

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Sweet & Salty Candied Pecans

Sweet & Salty Candied Pecans are the perfect addition to your salads or an appetizer for your celebrations.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Shirley Wood of Intelligentdomestications.com


  • 1 cup pecans halved
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Sea Salt


  • Bring sugar and water to a boil in a heavy saucepan.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Continue to boil and stir frequently with a wooden spoon until liquid boils out. This should take about 7 or 8 minutes. DON'T WALK AWAY.
  • Line a baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Once the liquid boils out, pour the pecans onto the foil in a single layer.
  • Sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 300° for 10 to 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. (Oven temperatures vary so keep an eye on them)
  • Cool completely before serving.
  • May be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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  1. Why so much water? I’ve been boiling away for 10 mins and it’s still lots of liquid. did you mean 1/4 cup water and 3/4 cup of sugar?

  2. I love pecans, especially if they’re glazed or sugared. Double yum! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday:-) Your recipe is pinned and stumbled!

  3. I love pecans although I don’t have them very often. These sound delicious so next time I have a party I’ll be serving these. Thanks for linking up with us at #AnythingGoes

  4. I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to stop at one! These look delicious and perfect for nibbles. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at #WednesdaysWisdom.

  5. These look wonderful and so easy! I just put a salad recipe up on my blog that uses candied pecans but I bought mine at Trader Joe’s. I really should have made them myself and I will next time! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. This recipe looks great. My brother -in-law manages a pecan farm so he gives me tons of them. I know what I am going to do with some of them.
    Thanks for the recipe,

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