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Stovetop Maple Candied Pecans (or Mixed Nuts)

A simple sweet snack, these easy Maple Candied Pecans on stovetop are ready in minutes. Make them with a mixture of pecans, cashews and almonds or just stick to the classic pecans. A nice hint of cinnamon paired with the rich maple flavor make these nuts perfect for snacking, on top of ice cream, salads and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 4 cups raw mixed nuts I used cashews, pecans and almonds
  • ½ c pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ T cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • In a skillet, stir together maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt over medium heat and allow to warm up for 1 minute.
  • Add the nuts and stir constantly to coat.
  • Once nuts are coated, add cinnamon and again stir to coat nuts.
  • Continue to stir the nuts as the maple begins to boil until all of maple seams to have been absorbed and there is no more liquid in the skillet.
  • Remove from stove and pour mixed nuts evenly over parchment paper to cool.
  • Once cooled, break apart and enjoy!
  • Store in an airtight container for about 2 weeks.


  • You can omit the cinnamon and these stovetop candied pecans and mixed nuts will still be delicious. The maple alone will give it a great flavor.
  • Make sure to stir continuously so as not to burn the nuts. You want to cook until all the maple is absorbed and letting the nuts sit in one spot for too long can easily turn into burned nuts!


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg