Candied Cinnamon Pecans

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Candied Cinnamon Pecans

If you have a sweet tooth, then you will go nuts (pun totally intended!) for these candied cinnamon pecans! There are just four ingredients and if you or your party guests (these make a great party nibble with drinks) have a sweet tooth they will be gone in seconds! They also make a fabulous homemade gift, just bag them up into cellophane bags and tie off with ribbon and a tag.

This recipe is so simple and so delicious! You may panic as you are stirring the pecans with the sugar as it goes very grainy – but this is supposed to happen, and suddenly you have these candied cinnamon pecans that are a real treat!


Candied Cinnamon Pecans
Recipe Type: Snacks
Author: The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Prep time: 2 mins
Cook time: 8 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Use shelled nuts.
  • 225g caster sugar
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 60ml water
  • 300g pecans
  1. Line a tray with greaseproof paper and set to one side.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon and water.
  3. Pour into a frying pan on a medium heat.
  4. Gently bring to the boil and as it starts to bubble, add the pecans.
  5. Stir with a spoon to coat all the nuts, and continue to stir constantly to prevent the sugar from burning.
  6. After a few minutes, as the water evaporates, everything will turn grainy – keep stirring, this is supposed to happen!
  7. Once you are satisfied that you’ve coated all of the pecans well (about 5-8 minutes), pour out onto the prepared tray and spread out.
  8. Allow to cool.

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