Candied Pecans

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Niel Bornstein

A holiday tradition, we make these for gifts for family and friends every year.

Top Review by StephFeltongirl

I think I did something wrong because the liquid never became creamy so I had this goopy, sticky mess. Added lots of sugar, brown sugar and flour to use up the stickiness. Afterwards they tasted great and VERY sweet! Will try another recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spread pecan halves on a cookie sheet and toast for 5 minutes, stirring once.
  3. While pecans are toasting, butter sides of a 2 quart saucepan. Combine water and next 3 ingredients in saucepan. Heat and stir until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Continue to cook while stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to soft ball stage (236 degrees). Remove from heat and beat by hand for 1 minute or until mixture begins to get creamy.
  4. Add vanilla and warm nuts to sugar mixture and spread on a cookie sheet. Acting quickly, use two forks to separate the pecans so that they do not clump together as they cool.

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