These Maple Glazed Pecans are a scrumptious nut to snack on just as they are or they can be added to salads, a cheese plate, tossed in yogurt, oatmeal or chopped up in cookie batter!
Maple Glazed Pecans
I’m going to warn you in advance…these glazed pecans are deliciously addictive!
I intended to serve a small bowl of these pecans on Thanksgiving with a few appetizers, but they didn’t make it past the cooling phase!
The nibbling began and nearly all the pecans disappeared right from the baking sheet!
So another batch happened and I stashed them in my secret hiding place.
Well, not really secret since all the spots I’ve used in the past are well known by everyone in my family.
Although, I did try a deterrent with a post-it note on the jar that said, “Do not eat…poison!“
I don’t think I was convincing though since I noticed that a quarter of the jar filled with maple glazed pecans was empty!
It can’t be helped. These are so TASTY!
How to make candied pecans on the stovetop
This recipe is simple to make, so I make these often when I need a last minute gift idea.
Ingredients you will need:
- Pecan halves – I get mine in bulk from Costco Warehouse store.
- Maple syrup – the real stuff! Do not confuse pancake syrup with maple syrup. Maple syrup is made from maple tree sap. It does not have corn syrup or flavoring added like pancake syrup does.
- Sea salt – adds a burst of flavor.
- Vanilla extract – adds to the caramel flavors in maple glazed pecans.
Tools you will need:
- Large skillet
- Measuring cup
- Rubber spatula
- Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Steps to make maple glazed pecans:
Although this recipe is simple to make, it’s important to make sure you do not get distracted.
Stay in front of the stovetop while the maple syrup caramelizes.
- Add maple syrup, sea salt, and vanilla to a large skillet. Turn heat to medium and mix ingredients. Add pecans
- Coat all the pecans with the maple syrup mix.
- Continue to stir ensuring each nut is coated, and the syrup caramelizes. The syrup should be dry in the pan.
- Place maple glazed pecans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and let cool for about 5 minutes before using.
The touch of sea salt perfectly tones down the sweetness of the maple syrup, which can enhance a a variety of dishes, even veggies!
Need a quick and delicious appetizer?
Chop one cup of the Maple Glazed Pecans and roll in Trader Joe’s Chevre (goat cheese) with honey, and serve with some crackers or sliced apples.
If you want to get creative, add cinnamon or cayenne for different flavor combinations!
This quick and easy maple glazed pecan recipe makes a delicious host or hostess gift too!
Maple Glazed Pecans
Candied pecans with maple syrup. Simple glaze on pecan halves turns ordinary nuts into a delicious snack, addition to salad, yogurt or give as a gift.
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 cups pecan halves
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I absolutely ADORE this recipe! It is simple and I know the flavour combo is TOTALLY delicious. Thank you so much for sharing!! Will this work with other nuts? I have a bag of almonds calling my name!
Julia | JuliasAlbum.com
These are some of the most appetizing pecans I’ve seen lately! What a great treat for the holidays!
I bet these are out of this world, and I hear you about the addictive part!
First of all, I love your new site, so beautiful! And these pecans look amazing – love the maple and I love the idea of rolling them in chevre – mmmm!
Rach @ Eazy Peazy Mealz
These look like the most amazing glazed pecans. I can’t wait to try your appetizer idea! Sounds amazing.
I’m nutty for nuts. I can taste these delicious maple glazed pecans. A great treat for the holidays. Your new site is beautiful, love it.
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads
These pecans look amazing!! I love your new design too! Looks fabulous!!
Choc Chip Uru
Absolutely adore your pecans, these would be the best snack! 😀
And your new site design is so stunning!
Choc Chip Uru
It’s definitely a challenge to limit the snacking to just a handful!
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That is too funny! They’ll risk the poison to eat this yummy treat!! They wouldn’t last long in my house either yummmmm!!
Psshhh, that worked….NOT! lol
Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Wow, Sandra, LOVING the new look! And these pecans are right up my alley! Boy do they look delicious and would make an awesome homemade holiday gift!
Thanks, Renee! I’ve waited for the right help to get my blog updated and I’m so thrilled with the new look 🙂 I enjoy giving food gifts, and these are especially fun because they’re delicious and easy to make!
Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!
I am not sure I would be able to share these with my family! They look amazing and addictive. Perfect for a holiday party (if I can keep from eating them all before the party even starts!)
Next time I’ll just plan on making two batches right away so there is plenty!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
Sandra, your pecans sound delicious on their own but especially good with the goat cheese.
Hi Karen! The appetizer was so good and I love that it only took a few minutes to put together!
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Maple Glazed Pecans not only look delicious but they are the perfect holiday treat! These sound to die for!
Thanks, Heidy! I’m going to add cinnamon to my next batch for a different flavor.