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Salted Maple Pecans

October 16, 2016
7 Ratings
Photo by tiffanythyme
  • Makes 1 cup
Author Notes

So easy. So versatile. So addicting! Rich with pure maple syrup and a dusting of sea salt, these salty-sweet Salted Maple Pecans are the perfect garnish or treat. —tiffanythyme

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup pecans, whole or pieces
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the pecans, maple syrup, and vanilla to the pan.
  3. Stirring constantly, cook for 3-5 minutes or until the syrup has caramelized. There should be no liquid left in the pan.
  4. Scatter the pecans evenly onto a sheet of parchment paper. Working quickly and using a couple forks, spread the pecans so they don't clump together as they harden.
  5. These harden within about 30 minutes, but it's best to let them cool for a couple hours before storing them in an airtight container. When not kept in an airtight container, they can get a little sweaty. They can be kept at room temperature for several weeks.

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3 Reviews

Chandler R. February 4, 2022
This took about ten minutes total and I loved throwing it together. Added a little chili powder and ate/shared while the pecans were warm. I'll try it again with cardamom and maybe some orange zest? Anyway- this was a great late night snack...
Melania January 1, 2019
Super easy and perfect for pre-holiday dinner nibbles. Definitely double or triple the recipe because these are addictive!
TresBon November 21, 2017
Delicious! I made 3 times the amount, and added a few shakes of cinnamon. Perfect to enjoy with Thanksgiving cocktails!