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Candied Pecans Tips
Can I use a different kind of nut when making this recipe?
While pecans can be used in lots of different ways—including these sweet and savory pecan recipes
—they’re not everyone’s favorite nut. If you fall into that category, try swapping an equal amount of walnuts, almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts or even pistachios for the pecans.
Why are my candied pecans sticky?
Candied pecans should be crisp and crunchy, perfect for gift giving, like these other food gift ideas
. If yours end up on the sticky side, they may have been exposed to too much humidity. Make sure to keep them in airtight containers after they are cooled. If they're sticky after they have baked, pop them back into the oven for 15 to 20 minutes more.
How can I serve candied pecans?
Just one taste of these candied pecans and we’re sure you’ll think of lots of things to put them on. We love them on top of homemade ice cream
, roasted sweet potatoes
, and sprinkled on top of salads, but honestly, we think the best way to enjoy them is by the handful!
How should I store candied pecans?
It’s best to store candied pecans in an airtight container at room temperature. If you’re adding them to a cookie tray or platter, it would be best to wrap them in an airtight bag so they stay as crisp as possible.—James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor
We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
2 ounces: 380 calories, 30g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.