Candied Pecans

My family loves eating nuts.  I could snack on a bag of nuts all day long!  So I thought it might be fun to do something a little different and came up with this candied pecan recipe.  Mr. Real Food said it reminded him of pecan pie (and that I should make one).  To me, they were a nice sweet treat that had very little natural sugar and nothing processed.  These would be great to make in a big batch, add to a jar with a decorative ribbon and give as a holiday gift.  But I ate mine so I guess I’ll have to do that some other time!

Candied Pecans


2 cups pecan halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup


Cook pecans in a skillet on medium high heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.
When pecans start to brown, reduce the heat to medium.
Add the salt and cook for one more minute (pecans will be browned).
Add the maple syrup and stir to coat the pecans.
Pour the pecans on a sheet of wax paper to cool.
Store in a tightly sealed container.

What is your favorite nut?

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