This Easy Cinnamon Pecans recipe makes a quick and easy delicious nibble. Made with four ingredients and a great make ahead recipe.
Cinnamon Pecans make an excellent nibble to have on hand when entertaining. They are also perfect for hostess gifts, added to a treat basket for out of town guests, or to gift to friends, teachers, and neighbors over the holidays.
So full of flavor, it is nearly impossible to eat just one of these toasted cinnamon pecans. I don’t believe I have ever been able to eat just one. One handful, maybe. But, never just one individual cinnamon pecan.
A great thing about this recipe is there is no added fat or a lot of other spices. And there are just four simple ingredients needed to make these scrumptious snacks.
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How to Make Cinnamon Pecans Recipe
Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.
- Pecans – You’ll use shelled and cleaned pecans. I like using pecan halves to make a pretty presentation when serving or gifting.
- Sugar – I use granulated sugar for this recipe.
- Ground cinnamon – Adds the signature flavor and smell to this recipe.
- Water – A little water helps make the cinnamon sugar adhere to the pecans as they cook.
Cinnamon pecans can be made in just a few minutes with just a few ingredients!
To make them, add all of the ingredients to a large (10 – 12-inch) skillet over medium-low heat. Stir to mix all of the ingredients together and then stir continuously as the sugar begins to melt, making sure to coat the pecans well.
You will cook the pecans until they begin to toast lightly, about five minutes. Then remove them from heat and pour them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.
Allow your cinnamon pecans to cool completely, about 10 to 15 minutes, before serving or storing in an airtight container.
This delicious treat is so simple to make ahead for eating or gifting!
Make Ahead Cinnamon Pecans. Make a large batch of cinnamon pecans and cool as directed. Then, store them in an airtight container for up to one month.
Here is my recipe for Easy Cinnamon Pecans. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Cinnamon Pecans Recipe
- 3 cups pecans, shelled and cleaned
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup water
- Add all ingredients to a large (10 – 12-inch) skillet over medium-low heat. Stir to mix all ingredients together and then stir continuously as the sugar begins to melt, making sure to coat pecan well. Cook until pecans have begun to toast lightly, about five minutes and then remove from heat. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.
- Allow to cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container for gifting.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.