Candied Pecans Three Ways (That Are Totally Healthy!)

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Merry, merry, merry Christmas!!

I figured I’d share a triple awesome recipe with you guys today.  Sound good?

But first…a joke…

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Knock knock

[Who’s there?] <–this is your part

Pecan

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[Pecan who?]

Pecan somebody your own size!

Haha, it’s so bad it’s good.  Love nutty jokes!  I know – amazing, right?  If you like that, you’ll LOVE this video!

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So, it’s Christmas.  Nothing’s open.  You want a sweet snack, but you also want it to be healthy.

But sweet.  Or maybe spicy.  Maybe even salty?

No worries – I’ve got you covered on all three!  Plus, each recipe is clean and uses unrefined sugars.

In other words…read on for some of the easiest and best snacks EVA!

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Let’s talk about these candied pecans three ways:

Awesome Option #1:  A TWO INGREDIENT maple candied pecans recipe that will blow you away with how easy and addicting it is.

Awesome Option #2: For the sweet and salty lovers, try the honey and sea salt candied pecans.  These are super delciious and such a great flavor combination.

Awesome Option #3: Sriracha on anything makes me swoon so adding it to sweet coconut sugar candied pecans is sure to do the trick, too. Thanks SO MUCH t0 Lindsay from The Fit Fork Feed for letting me share her Three Ingredient Sriracha Candied Pecan recipe – definitely make sure to follow her on Instagram for healthy food inspiration.

Candied Pecans Three Ways

 

Best of all, these super duper easy pecan recipes are (1) healthy (2) very low ingredients so you might even have everything you need already! and (3) totally healthy and clean.

Merry Christmas and happy candied pecan eating!

5 from 2 votes
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Candied Pecans Three Ways (That Are Totally Healthy!)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Candied Pecans Three Ways (That Are Totally Healthy!) - never be bored by plain ol' pecans again. We've got salty, spicy, and sweet up in here!
Categories: Clean, Healthy, Kid-Friendly
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: candied pecans with honey, caramelized pecans, healthy candied pecans
Servings: 2 cups candied pecans
Calories: 147 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
For The Maple Candied Pecans:
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
For The Honey And Sea Salt Candied Pecans:
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
For The Spicy And Sweet Candied Pecans:
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar divided
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
Instructions
For The Maple Candied Pecans:
  1. Heat a pan over medium low heat.
  2. Add pecans and pure maple syrup.
  3. Stir the pecans pretty consistently and you’ll start to see the maple syrup crystallize and coat the pecans in a sugary coating. This should take about 5 minutes.
For The Honey And Sea Salt Candied Pecans:
  1. Heat a pan over medium low heat.
  2. Add pecans and stir for 2-3 minutes, or until they start to heat through.
  3. Add in honey and stir to evenly coat.
  4. Add almond milk and stir until the liquid resembles a caramel.
  5. Remove from the pan and lay, separated, on a sheet of parchment paper.
  6. Light sprinkle sea salt over the pecans and allow to cool.
For The Spicy And Sweet Candied Pecans:
  1. Add pecans, 1 tbsp. coconut sugar, and Sriracha to a small bowl and mix to coat.
  2. Add the coated pecans to a pan over medium low heat and cook for 4-5 minutes until crunchy and the sugar is melted.
  3. Pour the nuts onto a sheet of parchment paper and toss with the remaining 1/2 tbsp. coconut sugar.
  4. Let cool.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Candied Pecans Three Ways (That Are Totally Healthy!)
Amount Per Serving (10 pecans)
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 129
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.3g22%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Sodium 25.3mg1%
Carbohydrates 5.4g2%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 3.2g4%
Protein 1.8g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

4 thoughts on “Candied Pecans Three Ways (That Are Totally Healthy!)

  1. 5 stars
    I just made these for afternoon snack. I happened to have a big bag in the freezer and wanted to make something yummy for my WFH husband and now-homeschooled son. Took them to respect rooms and could hear lots of, “Mmm. Mmmm! Mmmmm…” from both doors. Mission accomplished. Thank you!

  2. Thank goodness I came across your site!! Can’t wait to start making your recipes!! Where to start? Bless you!!

  3. 5 stars
    Made your candied nuts, but used walnuts, i used the oven recipe and they were delicious……we all loved them….i’d rather make in the oven than on top of the stove…..

    1. Awesome! I tend to have better luck on the stovetop as opposed to roasting because I forget about them in the oven too easily lol and burn them. I’m so glad you enjoyed them and that it worked well with walnuts, too! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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