Here is a simple way to make your own candied maple roasted pecans with just two ingredients and minimal preparation.
How to make simple candied pecans
Many recipes call for melting sugar and butter on a pan to make candied nuts with variations of additional ingredients like egg whites but I was in the middle of preparing a bunch of other dishes and didn’t want to fuss with another pot when I thought to just roast the nuts with some maple syrup in the oven while it was already on.
These maple roasted pecans disappear fast! I’ve made them numerous times since that first experiment and never really stop to measure it out. I’ve given you some guidelines below but there is no need to be exact.
I’m also hoping to try it out with some herbs (maybe my tarragon that’s taking over my garden) and some spices like cinnamon and turmeric. This would probably work really well with some walnuts or a combination of different nuts. I’ll update this post once I have a chance to experiment with other combinations.
Though these pecans make a great snack, I usually prepare these to add to salads and love topping my simple roasted brussels sprouts with these.
I store them covered at room temperature like in a mason jar or pyrex container.
Maple Roasted Pecans
Though all you need is 2 ingredients for this addictive snack, it’s a great base to experiment with different spices like cinnamon, pumpkin spice mix, or even some sea salt flakes and herbs.
12 oz pecans
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Toss pecans with maple syrup on a parchment lined sheet pan.
3. Bake for 10-15 minutes until syrup is bubbling.
4. Let cool on pan and store in a covered container at room temperature.