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bourbon glazed candied pecans

Bourbon Glazed Candied Pecans

Bourbon Glazed Candied Pecans
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:25 mins


  • 4 C 16 oz Pecan Halves
  • 1 stick 1/2 C butter
  • 1 1/2 C dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 C Texas Bourbon


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Lay the pecan halves on a large baking sheet and lightly toast for 10 minutes - stirring once or twice
  • Remove the pecan halves from the oven and pour them onto a paper towel lined surface to cool.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt. Stir over medium heat until the mixture is smooth, and the sugar somewhat dissolved - about 5 minutes.
  • Add the bourbon and stir constantly for 5 minutes, while cooking over medium heat. My candy thermometer had this at 230° F or nearly soft ball stage.
  • Remove from heat, add in the pecans and stir to thoroughly coat.
  • Pour the pecans out on to a parchment lined baking sheet to cool (about 20 minutes)


Bourbon glazed candied pecans for snacking, gifting, or chopping up to top Rachel's Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes
Servings: 1 lb
Author: Rachel - A Southern Fairytale