Sticky pecan nuts recipe

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Sticky pecan nuts are a delicious and sweet snack or treat perfect for sprinkling over ice cream for dessert

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Looking for a new idea for nibbles when guests come round? Or how about something sweet and crunchy for a salad? These sticky pecan nuts take seconds to make and can be used for all sorts of things. You could also crush them with a pestle and mortar and sprinkle over vanilla ice-cream or add some cinnamon and stir them into your breakfast porridge for an indulgent treat. We've used maple syrup to give the pecan nuts and sticky, sugary glaze but brown sugar would also work well. Why not try walnuts with a bit of rosemary or almonds with some grated orange zest?


  • 150g pecan nuts
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup




  1. Put the maple syrup in a pan over a medium heat and warm gently.
  2. Add the pecans and swirl around the pan for a minute or two until the maple syrup is bubbling.
  3. Tip out onto a piece of buttered foil and leave to cool.
Top Tip for making Sticky pecan nuts

Make a big batch and store your sticky pecan nuts in a Kilner jar for up to a month


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