Candied Pecans

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare Pecans:
    • In a bowl, toss the pecan halves with the melted butter until they are evenly coated.
  3. Make Sugar Coating:
    • In a separate bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Coat Pecans:
    • Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the pecans and toss until the pecans are well coated with the sugar mixture.
  5. Spread on Baking Sheet:
    • Spread the coated pecans in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the pecans are toasted and the sugar coating is caramelized. Be sure to stir the pecans halfway through the baking time to ensure even coating.
  7. Cool:
    • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the candied pecans cool completely on the parchment paper.
  8. Break Apart:
    • Once cooled, break apart any clusters of pecans.
  9. Store:
    • Store the candied pecans in an airtight container at room temperature. They can be stored for several weeks.
  10. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy these sweet and crunchy candied pecans as a snack, salad topping, or as a delicious addition to various dishes!

These candied pecans are a delightful treat that adds a sweet and crunchy element to salads, desserts, or as a standalone snack.

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