CANDIED PECANS! One word, YUM! Although you can eat them as a yummy snack, all laced with butter and a sweetened crunchy coating, I actually prepared these for a STUFFED ENDIVE appetizer that’s to die for……they’re easy to prepare and so quick, well somewhat quick, lol!
2 cups Pecans, already toasted
4 Tbsp. REAL Butter
1 Tbsp. light Corn syrup
4 Tbsp. Brown sugar
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Maple syrup OR 1 tsp. Maple extract
In a large deep skillet, start by melting the butter and corn syrup over MEDIUM HIGH heat.
Add the toasted pecans and toss into the butter, coating all sides.
Add the packed brown sugar and stir to combine and melt. Reduce heat to MEDIUM.
Add in the salt. Now, this is where you can get creative with the flavor, by adding some spices such as cinnamon; but in my case, since I was adding it to my STUFFED ENDIVE appetizer, I used Maple syrup. Stir to combine all the ingredients well with the pecans. Continue to stir.
Continue to cook the pecans until the sugar has melted and it starts to thicken slightly.
Remove from the heat and pour it onto a waxed paper line baking sheet, spread and allow to cool completely. Once the pecans have completely cooled, store them in an airtight container until ready for use or snacking.