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Skillet Cinnamon Pecans make a delicious nibble to serve when entertaining and make a scrumptious homemade gift. So quick and easy, this cinnamon pecans recipe is a holiday favorite!
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.
I warn you though, they are super addictive!
Cinnamon Pecans Recipe
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.
As a Georgia native, I’ve always known to pay attention to the pecan trees as soon as the days get a bit crisp every fall. The squirrels seem to show up in droves when the pecans fall, and always seem to get more than a fair share of them. So it does take some diligence to try to gather pecans for my family before the squirrels make off with the bulk of the crop every year! I have a great deal of respect for this delicious little nut and love making recipes with pecans as often as I can! I hope you try them all soon!
You don’t have to have pecan trees in your back yard to enjoy these, though. Stock up on whole pecans as you find them on sale at your grocery store or local farmer’s market so you are ready to make this and other favorite recipes with this favorite nut!
How to Make Cinnamon Pecans
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 ten to 15 minutes, before serving or storing in an airtight container.
Make Ahead Cinnamon Pecans
This delicious treat is so simple to make ahead for eating or gifting!
Make a large batch of cinnamon pecans and cool as directed. Then store them in an airtight container for up to one month and voila, you always have a great snack on hand when guests stop by!
Here is my recipe for Skillet Cinnamon Pecans. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Cinnamon Pecans Recipe
- 3 cups whole 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.
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Enjoy! And hey, I didn’t even ask if you say pah-cahn or pee-can!
How would you go about drying out the nut itself??
The outside is awesome. But the nut is softer 🙁 I hate nuts typically but tried some at the store and they were soooo good and the inside wasn’t as soft. Thanks. I even tried putting them in the oven low while I warmed up my pizza and turned oven off and let them sit in there.
I would give you 10 stars if I could. This is so simple to do. My husband had me make 2 batches. I also included them in decorative baggies on gift trays of cookies. BIG HIT. Thank you so much.
Thanks so much, Kathy.
So simple and I love them !!!! My friends enjoyed them also and they want more .
Thanks, Will. So glad you and your friends enjoy these.