The Easiest Stovetop Candied Pecans
Pecans, maple syrup, salt & cinnamon are all you need to make this tasty stovetop candied pecan recipe! They have just the right amount of sweetness, are so easy to make & perfect for every occasion too! (Plus they'd be such a great homemade gift for Christmas!)
Servings: 2 servings
- 1 cup pecans
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon, optional
Add all your ingredients to a pot on the stove and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Once the syrup starts to boil, turn the heat down to medium low (closer to low) and let it simmer for 18-20 mintues, stirring occasionally. Your pecans will go through 3 phases before they're ready.
Phase 1 - The Liquid Phase: Your maple syrup will be very runny and glistening over your pecans.
Phase 2 - The Thicker Syrup Phase: A thicker syrup will form and your pecans will become very sticky. (Keep a close eye on your pecans from this point on and stir them often to avoid burning. If the pecans are cooking too fast, turn your burner down to low.)
Phase 3 - The Crystallization Phase: Your syrup will completely evaporate and crystallize onto your pecans. (This is when they're done.)
Once the syrup has crystallized, pour your pecans out on a tray and let them cool completely. Serve immediately or store them for later.