My husband cannot walk past anyone selling candied nuts in the mall or at a festival. The smells lures him in, and he ends up buying multiple servings to take some home.
It is one of his guilty pleasures. Now that we live in a rural area and don’t run into vendors often, I figured out how to make instant pot candied pecans at home. They taste just like the ones you buy at the fair. Added bonus: Your house will smell amaaaazing!
INSTANT POT CANDIED PECANS INGREDIENTS FOR
4 c Pecan Halves
2/3 c Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 c Water (room temperature)
1/2 tbsp Vanilla
1/2 tbsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 c Sugar
1 c Brown Sugar
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT CANDIED PECANS
Turn the instant pot to saute.
Add pecans, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and salt.
Sauté until pecans are tender (5-10 minutes) while constantly stirring.
Turn the instant pot off. DIRECTIONS
Add water and select manual high pressure. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
When the timer goes off, perform a quick release on the instant pot.
Pour pecans in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes.
Turn the pecans over and return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove and cool completely.Instant Pot Candied Pecans
For the coating, add the sugar and brown sugar to a large storage container and combine.
Add 1/4 of pecans to the sugar mixture.
Place the lid on tight and shake.
Continuing adding pecans until all are coated. Enjoy!
These instant pot candied pecans make fantastic gifts for the holidays. You can control how much to give based on the size of the treat bag or container (love these). That’s if there are any left. They are addicting!