These Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans are deliciously crunchy, vegan, gluten free and paleo. They are perfect for topping everything from breakfasts to salads to desserts!

These Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans are deliciously crunchy, vegan, gluten free and paleo. They are perfect for topping everything from breakfasts to salads to desserts! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

If you’re a salad lover, there’s a good chance you’ve probably bought those candied pecan packages in the supermarket, or even had them in your salad when you ate out at a restaurant. Well, the latter is exactly what drove me to needing to make these at home. The result? Not only do they taste even better than store-bought candied pecans, these easy stovetop candied pecans are also way cheaper.

Bonus: they are the perfect topping for everything.

These Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans are deliciously crunchy, vegan, gluten free and paleo. They are perfect for topping everything from breakfasts to salads to desserts! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

Let me introduce you to the story of how my candied nuts obsession started. There’s a french restaurant close to our home that I was hooked on. In particular, they have a fall frisee (greens) salad with blue cheese, dried cranberries, candied nuts and a mysterious amazing quite possibly mango dressing.

I had this salad everyday for lunch for about 2 months straight.

After realising that I was spending uh, all our rent money on this salad, I attempted to make it from home. While I didn’t completely crack the dressing, I got the candied pecans spot on. Cue these easy stovetop candied pecans being made in my house and them going on EVERYTHING. Salads, oatmeal, desserts, snacks, it became an obsession. Two days later my husband found me buried in 18 cups of candied peca… okay that last part is a bit untrue. But seriously, these are so incredibly easy, so addictive and way cheaper than the store bought ones.

Definitely worth what will inevitably become an addiction to making these once a month, if they’ll last you that long.

These Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans are deliciously crunchy, vegan, gluten free and paleo. They are perfect for topping everything from breakfasts to salads to desserts! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:

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Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans (Vegan)

Preparation 1 min Cook Time 5 min

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup unrefined cane sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 cup pecans

Instructions

  1. Set a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Set aside
  2. In a pan over medium high heat, add the pecans, cane sugar and the vegan butter.
  3. Stir everything together with a wooden spoon and heat for about 5 minutes, until the sugar and butter have melted together and nuts are coated. Watch carefully and keep stirring so it doesn't burn.
  4. Once nuts are coated, transfer to parchment paper, separating nuts. I like to use a silicone tons or spatula and pull them apart quickly so that they don't set together.
  5. Allow to cool until hardened and either use immediately or place in an air-tight tupperware container for up to a month.

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Recipe Notes

  1. Adapted and inspired by Natasha's Kitchen Candied Walnuts recipe
  2. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
    HOW TO STORE
    You can store these nuts in an air-tight tupperware container for up to a month.

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These Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans are deliciously crunchy, vegan, gluten free and paleo. They are perfect for topping everything from breakfasts to salads to desserts! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

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10 comments

  1. Can I use some of these candied goodness for my lunch salad??? They look really great, Jessica.

  2. Salads with candied pecans are amazing!! I haven’t had success making them on the stovetop – only in the oven. I can’t wait to try your recipe 🙂

  3. I’ve been looking for a quick and easy candied nut recipe for a while now, so glad I found your recipe !

  4. J, these candied pecans looks and sound fabulous! I totally feel ya on finding the most incredible meal at a restaurant and trying my best to recreate it–at home, so I don’t break the bank! Obviously, you totally succeeded in making those magical candied pecans at home. That first photo is seriously making me drool! 🙂 Send some over to your dear friend? 😉

  5. Liz says:

    Oh, I love candied pecans. I usually wing it, but I don’t have a 100% success rate when I do that! I will tuck your recipe aside for my next craving.

  6. Beautiful photography! I absolutely love candied pecans and can’t wait to make these to use in my desserts 🙂

  7. mmmm these pecans look so perfectly sweet and crunchy and addictive!

  8. It is ABSOLUTELY perfect for everything, Jessica. By following your recipe, my homemade salad is much more tasty. Your post successfully inspired me to making different types of salad. Thank you so much for sharing such a adorable recipe!!!!

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