With the holiday’s approaching, we are switching into gift-giving mode, which is often easier said than done. For a holiday gift that’s sweet in more than one way, try making a batch of these amazing candied pecans! Your family and friends will not only appreciate your effort in making a gift, but they’ll really appreciate how good these pecans are. Best of all, these nuts are extremely easy to make and use very few ingredients, making this gift a huge holiday win.


Granulated Sugar

1. Put pecans in pot and turn stove to medium-high heat
2. Add just enough water to cover the bottom halves of the pecans
3. Add twice as much sugar as water
*Better to have too much sugar than too much water
*If in doubt, add more sugar. The leftover sugar will just crumble away and can be sifted out later
4. Add 4-5 pinches of cinnamon
5. Stir continuously until sugar crystallizes and becomes crumbly
*Will take about 15 minutes
6. Once this happens, remove from heat spread on baking tray, and let cool
7. DIG IN or give away as gifts!


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