Toffee Pecans

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These Toffee Pecans (also referred to as butter toffee pecans, candied pecans, praline pecans and caramelized pecans) come together on the stovetop in about 5 minutes.  They’re perfect for snacking, as a holiday gift and for tossing into salads.  These Toffee Pecans are quick and easy to make (15 minutes) and they are completely addicting!!!

Okay – just a warning to you upfront….these Toffee Pecans are totally and completely addicting!  The toffee glaze that these pecans are bathed in remind me of the taste of the butterscotch suckers at See’s Candy…which were always my favorite flavor when I was a kid.

These Toffee Pecans are quick and easy to make (15 minutes) and they are completely addicting

These candied pecans are light and elegant, deliciously sweet and completely addictive.  If you love toffee…if you loved the butterscotch suckers at See’s Candy when you were a kid…then you will love these Toffee Pecans!

CANDIED PECANS RECIPE

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Raw pecans

HOW TO MAKE CANDIED PECANS

  1. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter in a large pot over low heat until melted.
  3. Increase your heat to medium-low and add the sugars, salt, and vanilla.
  4. Stir briskly until the mixture thickens.
  5. Add the pecans and stir constantly so the nuts are coated evenly. Continue to stir until the sugar begins to caramelize and turns brown (approximately 5-7 minutes).
  6. Pour the pecan mixture onto the cookie sheet and separate the nuts with two forks.
  7. When the nuts have cooled completely, place them in an airtight container. They will stay good for 3-5 days.
These Toffee Pecans are quick and easy to make (15 minutes) and they are completely addicting
Yield: 8 - 10 servings

Toffee Pecans

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

These Toffee Pecans (also referred to as butter toffee pecans, candied pecans, praline pecans and caramelized pecans) come together on the stovetop in about 5 minutes.  They're perfect for snacking, as a holiday gift and for tossing into salads. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups raw pecans

Instructions

  1. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter in a large pot over low heat until melted.
  3. Increase your heat to medium-low and add the sugars, salt, and vanilla.
  4. Stir briskly until the mixture thickens.
  5. Add the pecans and stir constantly so the nuts are coated evenly. Continue to stir until the sugar begins to caramelize and turns brown (approximately 5-7 minutes).
  6. Pour the pecan mixture onto the cookie sheet and separate the nuts with two forks.
  7. When the nuts have cooled completely, place them in an airtight container. They will stay good for 3-5 days.
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One Response to “Toffee Pecans”

  1. Margaret Murphy Tripp — December 5, 2011 @ 2:24 am (#)

    They look sublime! Wow, skip the pecan pie, just gimme toffee pecans!!!! *BUZZ*

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