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Bourbon Candied Pecans

Bourbon Candied Pecans

The very best candied pecans!  A touch of bourbon takes them over the top, but they are still crazy easy! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 128kcal


  • 1 cup pecans toasted
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar superfine
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup bourbon


  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Put a small saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Add pecans, both sugars, vanilla extract and bourbon in the pan.  Stir to combine. 
  • Let cook for about 6-7 minutes.  It will begin to boil and turn a dark amber color.  Stir at the very end. 
  • Quickly pour out the pecans onto the baking sheet and spread them as best you can.  Let them cool and then break apart.
  • Store in an airtight jar.  


If your pecans aren't toasted, you can toast them right in the pot.  Add them to the pot first and over medium heat stir them until they are fragrant and beginning to turn brown.  
These will keep in an airtight jar for two to three weeks. 


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg