Fun, Candied Pecans take minutes to make and are a great garnish salads, desserts and sundaes.
Add all ingredients to a saucepan, except for any salt you wish to use to sprinkle over the finished pecans. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cook 4 to 5 minutes until most of the syrup is gone, and the remaining syrup has turned a light amber color. Watch carefully at the end, they can burn easily. Do not stir and if a heavy-bottomed pan is used there should be no need to swirl. If there is unmelted sugar around the edges, carefully swirl the pan to incorporate it in with the rest of the liquid.
When finished, with a spoon, stir to coat the pecans and turn onto a parchment-lined sheet tray to dry. Separate with a spoon or fork. Sprinkle with salt if desired. Use within a day or two and store in a tightly sealed container in a cool place.
Keywords: Appetizer, Candy, Desserts, Nuts and Seeds, Pecans, Salad