Healthy Candied Pecans Recipe- Snack Time!

This healthy candied pecans recipe uses coconut oil (healthy alternative to butter) and stevia (a 100% natural, zero calorie sweetener) to get a great Buttery-Cinnamon flavor on the Pecans.  You and your kids will love this tasty snack! Pecans are high in protein and a good dietary fiber source.   Another reason you will love snacking on pecans is that they are full of antioxidants that make pecans a heart healthy snack to lower cholesterol.  Thanks to Debbie Johnson, Author of Fun With Gluten-Free, Low Glycemic Food Cookbook for this delicious candied pecans recipe.

Easy, Healthy Candied Pecans Recipe:

Serves: Well, that depends on your snack attack, but likely at least four.

Healthy Candied Pecan Ingredients:

½ pound pecans
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil (great for Vegans) or ghee (clarified butter)
1/8 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan Salt, or more to taste
¼ teaspoon Sweet Leaf Stevia, or more to taste
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Healthy Candied Pecan Directions:

*1*. Heat oven to 350% Roast pecans for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on size.

*2*. Melt Ghee/Oil in saucepan large enough to hold pecans after roasted.

*3.* Blend in balance of ingredients and set aside.

*4.* Toss hot, roasted pecans in pot with melted sauce and stir to coat.

*5*. Let cool and serve slightly warm or cold.

Enjoy this high protein, vegan snack as is or add the healthy candied pecans to trail mix or salads.

What are your favorite ways to eat pecans?


  1. How yummy. I am going to try these soon.

  2. Made these for Christmas, SO good! I’m from Georgia, so I love my pecans, lol.

    Thanks for the recipe!

    -Chef Perry

  3. An Orthodontist From Des Moines says:

    Candied pecans have several nutritional facts and the health benefits. Research shows that eating a handful of pecans each day may be as effective at lowering LDL bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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