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maple candied nuts on baking tray
Maple Candied Pecans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
These easy maple candied pecans are made with maple syrup, brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon! Ready in less than 15 minutes!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maple candied pecans
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Michelle
  • 3 cups raw pecans, whole
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
  1. In a large saucepan, over medium-low heat, combine all ingredients except pecans. Stir until all sugar and spices have dissolved completely.
  2. Add in pecans, making sure all nuts are coated with the sugar mixture.
  3. Once coated, stir constantly (on med-low heat) for about 7-8 minutes, or until there is no more liquid in the pot. Remove from heat immediately (otherwise the sugars might burn).
  4. As soon as the nuts are done, pour nuts onto a sheet of parchment paper to cool (make sure they are flat and in a single layer, otherwise the nuts will stick to each other). If you want to sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to give them a 'sugared' look (as pictured), do it while the nuts are cooling so the cinnamon sugar will stick.
  5. Enjoy!