Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I will be making these for gifts this year!


  1. Arrange pecan halves in an aluminum foil lined 13x 9 baking dish ~ Reynolds Release foil works great here ~ set pan aside.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat and add brown sugar, vanilla, salt.
  3. Stir one minute and remove from heat.
  4. Continue stirring until brown sugar dissolves.
  5. Pour over pecans, stirring to coat.
  6. Bake at 325º for 25 to 25 minutes; stirring every 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and spread on wax paper to cool.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
Most Helpful

awesome! Everybody loved these ones over the egg type recipe candeid pecans, huge hit last year, gonna do it again this year as xmas gifts:) :) thanks so much for this recipe as it has helped with the holidays. I have aan egg allergy so this way i didnt miss out on the yummy candied pecans!

wondrwomom December 14, 2010

I did half a batch to try these out. I was sorry I didn't do the full batch. They are so dang good, I couldn't get the hubby to stop snacking on them before dinner. Definitely a wonderful recipe and making the full batch next time (soon)!

Pat E. November 10, 2015

Terrible diappointment.
Wasted my mixed nuts. I baked for 20 minutes, less than recipe, and the nuts were way overdone.

MBgizmoooo October 20, 2012