Easy Maple Glazed Pecans

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Glazed pecans add the perfect crunch to salads, or snack on them by the handful! These sweet and salty nuts are covered in a coating of maple syrup.

They’re sweet, a little salty, and have the perfect crunch! These glazed pecans are so tasty, you’ll want to make up a batch immediately for topping all your salads. Funny enough, they’re also the perfect little treat for when you’re craving sweets. Alex and I made these to top our Spinach Apple Salad, and kept the leftovers in our cupboard. Our 3-year-old Larson has become enamored with them as a treat, asking with a sneaky smile, “Mama, can I have a pecan?” So these work as a “healthy” version of candy, too. (Ha!) Keep reading for how to make them!


  • 1 cup raw whole pecans
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 pinches kosher salt


  1. Add the pecans and maple syrup to a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. When the maple just starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low but still slowly bubbling. Simmer for about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In the last minute when the maple syrup is mostly evaporated, stir continuously until the liquid is totally cooked out and the nuts start clumping together (but watch so that it doesn’t burn or go too far and become powdery, not glossy!*). Immediately remove from the heat.
  3. Transfer the pecans to a sheet of parchment paper in a single layer. Sprinkle with the salt and allow to cool to room temperature, about 5 minutes if eating right away and about 15 minutes if you want to store them for later use. Store in a covered container at room temperature.


*If this happens, don’t worry! They still taste great, they just look more like sugared pecans.

You can read full article and recipes here : https://www.acouplecooks.com/maple-glazed-pecans/

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