Here are the step-by-step instructions with pictures on how to make candied pecans at home. If you’ve never made candied pecans before, this guide will help you visualize the process, so you can make candied pecans yourself with confidence.
Even though making your own candied pecans sounds so gourmet, it’s really easy and only takes 5 minutes. The recipe for homemade candied pecans with the exact ingredients can be found here: sweet candied nuts recipe.
Step 1 Of Making Candied Pecans: Melt The Butter
Melt 2 tbsp of butter on a large non-stick skillet.
Step 2 Of Making Candied Pecans: Add Sugar
Add the sugar to the butter on the frying pan.
Step 3 Of Making Candied Pecans: Add The Pecans
Add the pecans to the frying pan. Your frying pan will now have all necessary ingredients for candied pecans: nuts, sugar and butter.
Step 4 Of Making Candied Pecans: Mix Everything
Mix the nuts, butter and sugar in the frying pan.
Step 5 Of Making Candied Pecans: Keep Mixing Until Ready
Keep mixing candied pecans until all the sugar dissolves. When the candied pecans are ready, they’ll be evenly covered with the brown candy!
On this picture, the sugar is already incorporated into melted butter, but not yet dissolved:
On this picture, the sugar and butter became the brown candy, the pecans are coated with caramel and the candied pecans are ready! This is what candied pecans in the frying pan should look like when they are ready:
Step 6 Of Making Candied Pecans: Cool On Parchment Paper
Remove candied pecans from the stove and spread them in a single layer on parchment paper. This will allow the candied nuts to dry and the caramel to harden. After the candied pecans have cooled down, they are ready! You can now put them in a bowl and use as you wish.
For the exact ingredients and proportions, check out the recipe for candied pecans.