These Keto Candied Pecans are the perfect mix of sweet and salty, crisp and crunch, and nutritious and delicious! It is an honor to introduce you to your new favorite sweet snack.
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Keto Candied Pecans
Growing up, my favorite movie theater snack was candied pecans! It wasn’t necessarily that the movie theatre had anything to do with my liking them, it was just that the movie theatre was just about the only place I ever went that sold them.
I loved everything about them; the warmth, sweetness, and crunch-made candied pecans, in my mind, the greatest snack in the world. And they are dangerously addicting!
But sadly, as I transitioned into a ketogenic and low-carb lifestyle, candied pecans could no longer be my little movie theater tradition for obvious reasons – the sugar that made them dangerously addicting was no longer something I could enjoy.
But it’s exactly for that reason that I am so excited that there is now a keto-friendly option that tastes just as great as my old favorite.
I will once again get to enjoy an old favorite at the movies (even if I have to smuggle it in like a drug mule)! These keto candied pecans will for sure be your new favorite movie theatre snack, too! We recommend making a big batch of these, separating them into bags, freezing them, and then taking them out the day before you plan a trip to the movies (or wherever you choose to enjoy them).
These Keto Candied Pecans are delicious no matter how you eat them, but in my opinion, they are even better when they are served warm. While these make for an amazing freeze-and-go snack as I already said, they are definitely best warm. If you’ve had candied pecan before, you know this is true!
So if you take a frozen portion out of the freezer and plan to eat them at home, I recommend popping them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up. Not long enough to cook anything or melt the candied sugar, but just enough to warm them.
Other than the amazing taste and nostalgia factor, my favorite thing about these candied pecans is that they are super easy to make! I am all about quick and easy dishes and snacks, and these pecans fit that description perfectly! Just a few simple ingredients and a couple of minutes are all you’ll need to start enjoying these yummy candied pecans.
If you love pecan desserts, be sure to check out our Sugar-Free Pecan Pralines!
What You Need To Make Keto Candied Pecans:
- Butter, unsalted
- Lakanto Golden Monkfruit (Brown Sugar Substitute) – Lakanto makes our favorite brown sugar substitute! Like all of their products, this brown sugar substitute has no nasty aftertaste, is zero glycemic, is completely natural, and most importantly, is delicious! Best of all, our readers receive 20% off of their entire purchase when you shop Lakanto’s website and use they use our code “BUTTERTOGETHERK” at checkout.
How To Make Keto Candied Pecans:
- Gather all your ingredients
2. Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium heat
3. Once butter is melted, add the Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit (brown sugar replacement)
4. Stir constantly until melted
5. Add in 1 tsp vanilla and stir to combine
6. Continue to cook down the mixture, stirring frequently for 7-8 minutes until it begins to thicken
7. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add in the pecan halves. Toss to coat them
8. Place the coated pecans in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Put the pecans in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to cool and harden.
Recommended tools for making these Keto Candied Pecans (low carb, sugar free)
- Stainless Nonstick Skillet – Good skillets are a must!
Nutrition (per serving) About 6 Servings
Calories: 259.3 | Fat: 27.7g | Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 3.08g | Net Carbs: 1g
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- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Once the butter is melted, add the Lakanto brown sugar substitute to the saucepan, and stir constantly until melted.
- Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and stir to combine.
- Continue to cook down the mixture, stirring frequently for 7-8 minutes until it begins to thicken.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add in the pecan halves. Toss to coat them all well.
- Place the coated pecans in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Put the pecans in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to cool and harden.
- Once ready, break apart any chunks of pecans, and serve as is. Store extras in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259.3Total Fat: 27.7gCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 3gProtein: 3.08g
Nutritional Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy. The information provided is calculated through a free web-based nutrition calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. To ensure we provide you with good information, we look at a variety of calculators.