Sugar and Spice Candied Pecans

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Rita1652

Holiday Treats! Can them for gifts! Top Christmas cookies with them! Garnish a salad with them. Or just eat them as is yummy good. Decorate a cake or pumpkin pie with them. Ok you know what you better double the recipe!

Top Review by justcallmetoni

If you are giving these as a gift (as I did), you have three easy options. 1) You can prepare them about 15 minutes before giving away so you don't have time to nibble through the batch; 2) You can guiltily make a second batch after devouring the first; or 3) You can follow Rita's advice and simply double the batch in the first place. The cardamom gives these a different spin on spiced nuts -- one which those less familiar with the intoxicating spice may not recognize. Whether the taster knows the spice or not, they will love them. Thanks Rita! Made for *Photo Tag*.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter large cookies sheets.
  3. Heat in a saucepan melted butter, water and sugar till sugar is dissolved, add spices and pecans stirring till well coated about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Transfer to cookie sheet and bake until golden about 10 minutes.
  5. Cool store in airtight containers.

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