Pan Roasted Candied Pecans

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Slightly sweetened with pure maple syrup, these crunchy treats go great in salads.

Need a sweet snack or topping that’s also heart healthy? Whip up a batch of these candied pecans. Research suggests that pecans, which contain vitamin E along with other antioxidants, boost heart health [1]. We’ve used a touch of natural sweetener to satisfy the sweet tooth without loading the body with refined sugars. Prepare these Pan Roasted Candied Pecans and snack happy!

For more munching ideas, check out 50 Clean-Eating Snacks or 8 Weight Watchers Snacks with 3 Points or Less.

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Pan Roasted Candied Pecans

Perfect for a snack or topping to a salad, these candied pecans are heart-healthy and delicious.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 0.25 cup
Course Condiment, Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • kosher or sea salt pinch
  • 1/4 cup honey optional maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large saucepan, over medium-low heat, add pecan halves and pan roast for about 2 minutes. Turn pecans several times while pan roasting. Drizzle pecans with honey, toss to coat. Stir continuously for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add vanilla and toss to combine. Allow to cool to room temperature. Store pecans in an airtight container until ready to use.


TIP: These slightly sweet pecans are delicious in salads, as a snack, and crumbled over yogurt.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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[1] Science Daily


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