Brown Sugar Pecans are a tasty treat.  They are easy to make and great to have in the pantry for a quick snack.  I love to put a few into a salad, they provide that crunch and sweetness that adds so much flavor to any salad.  Another idea is to split a banana in half, grill it for a minute then add the pecans and drizzle honey over the top.  They will keep fresh for a couple weeks provided you place them in a tightly sealed container.  Sometimes they don’t last that long though.



Start with 1/2 pound of raw pecans.


Along with the pecans, add 1/4 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla.


Place the butter, brown sugar and vanilla into a saucepan and stir just a couple minutes over medium low heat.  The butter and sugar will melt and become a syrup.


It looks something like this.


Pour the syrup into the pecans and give it a stir to coat every piece.


Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with Pam cooking spray.  Spread a single layer of pecans onto sheet and place into a 325 degree oven.


They look so yummy already, but they need to go into the oven for 20 minutes.


After 10 minutes take them out and give them a stir.  Back to the oven for 10 more minutes.


Give the pecans jut a couple minutes to cool.  They should slide easily off the aluminum lined cookie sheet.


Brown Sugar Pecans

1/2 pound raw Pecans
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Pam Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Combine butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium low heat.  Stir ingredients with a wire whisk for just a minute or two.  As soon as the mixture has melted and become a syrup, pour over the raw pecans.  Make sure to coat all pecans and spread them in a single layer on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet coated with Pam cooking spray.

Bake for 20 minutes, stir after 10 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and transfer to a tightly sealed container.