When you are looking for treats to add to your platter of Christmas goodies candied nuts are a wonderful change from chocolate and sugar laden cookies. These Vanilla Maple Candied Pecans are almost as easy to make as they they are delicious. In about 10 minutes start to finish you can have delicious candied nuts to snack on. These nuts are delicious by themselves, sprinkled over ice cream ,or even oatmeal. They would also make a great handmade Christmas gift tied up in cellophane with a pretty ribbon and a homemade tag.
Vanilla Maple Candied Pecans
2 cups pecans
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
How to make Vanilla Maple Candied Pecans:
Don’t skimp on the ingredients, for maximum flavor use a good quality maple syrup to make these candied nuts
Place pecans in a large pan over medium heat and stir for 1 minute.
Add in maple syrup and salt and cook stirring frequently until syrup begins to caramelize- roughly 3-4 minutes.
Remove from heat, quickly stir in vanilla.
Spread nuts out on wax or parchment paper and allow to cool.
Store in an airtight container.