Candied Pecans

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

Glazed nuts, candied almonds, cinnamon-sugar pecans, whatever you call them, here are two fool-proof ways to make the best snack for the holidays, or any time of year. The first recipe is for large batch candied nuts, cooked in the slow-cooker and great for a party snack or to give as gifts.

Making a large batch of candied pecans in the slow-cooker has been a Christmas tradition for us, and by tripling the recipe I make enough to give as gifts. These actually make great, "oh shoot, I need to give them a gift" gifts.

The quick recipe at the bottom is created on the stove-top and better suited for small batch candied nuts, wonderful in salads or this Thanksgiving-themed popcorn.

Quick Stove-top Candied Pecans

Slow-Cooker Candied Pecans

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons kosher salt

Pinch nutmeg

1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)