Honey spiced pecans

A warning - these tasty little nibbles are addictive! Pecans are good to begin with, but toss them in a hot melty mess of honey and spice and suddenly there's no such thing as just a few. Have them in a salad, dip them in yogurt, or just pile these sticky candied nuts in a stack and enjoy them as they are. Yum yum!

I think snacks should always be easy to prepare and that holds true here. This snack starts with a mixture of honey, vanilla and spices heated on the stove until ooey gooey, then tossed with the nuts and baked quickly in a hot oven. So quick and a really special treat.

Here's how I made them:

1/3 cup liquid honey
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups unsalted pecans

While my oven preheated to 400 degrees (F), I combined the honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, coriander, and salt in a large non-stick skillet and brought it to a bubble over medium-high heat. Using a rubber spatula, I stirred while the mixture continued to bubble and darken for 2-3 minutes. I removed the skillet from the heat and added the pecans, stirring well to coat the nuts. I spread the pecans out on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and baked them in the oven for 5-7 minutes. The pan was then placed on a wire cooling rack until the sticky pecans were cool enough to handle. Delish!


Does your family eat a lot of nuts? What are your favourites? How do you use them in your cooking?


  1. Do you think this would work with almonds as well?

  2. I'm going to make these for holiday treats this year instead of cookies! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You're welcome. They work nicely with other varieties of nuts as well, or a mixture! Have fun in the kitchen :)

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