(Stovetop) Candied Pecans
These quick and easy stovetop candied pecans are done in 10 minutes and 4 ingredients and make a great salad topper, chicken salad addition or quick snack!
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Why Candied Pecans?
Healthy Candied Pecans are such a great choice because they have good protein and fat and are low carb, they taste delicious, you can eat them a few ways, and you can make them once and store for months! And by healthy I mean not loaded with sugar. Plus these are a freebie, meaning you can eat as much as you want without adversely effecting your blood sugar.
I make these in big batches and keep in a jar or Tupperware on the counter. My family and I eat them pretty much whenever we see them. Even my one-and-a-half year-old loves them. I find them to be particularly great when I’m still cooking but a little hungry and need something to get me through.
Gestational Diabetes Diet
I think Candied Pecans are particularly great for GD because they are very low prep, they are good for on-the-go, they satisfy the sweet tooth, they have protein, fat and carbs, and they can be eaten if you’re not really hungry but must fulfill the snack requirement.
- 2 Tbsps Butter
- 1 c Pecan Halves
- 2 t Dark Brown Sugar
- ⅛ t Salt
- Heat the skillet on med-low heat. When hot, add the butter, pecans and sugar and stir. If the butter sizzles, reduce the heat.
- Toast 6-8 mins, stirring every minute.
- Turn off the heat and sprinkle with salt. Transfer all contents, drippings included, to a bowl to cool.
- Store in a container on the counter.