Instant Pot Candied Pecans
My husband cannot walk past anyone selling candied nuts in the mall or at a festival. The smells lures him in, and he ends up buying multiple servings to take some home. It is one of his guilty pleasures. Now that we live in a rural area and don’t run into vendors often, I figured out how to make instant pot candied pecans at home. They taste just like the ones you buy at the fair. Added bonus: Your house will smell amaaaazing!
Ingredients for Instant Pot Candied Pecans
- 4 c Pecan Halves
- 2/3 c Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/2 c Water (room temperature)
- 1/2 tbsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tbsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 c Sugar
- 1 c Brown Sugar
How to Make Instant Pot Candied Pecans
Add water and select manual high pressure. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
When the timer goes off, perform a quick release on the instant pot.
Pour pecans in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes.
Turn the pecans over and return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove and cool completely.
For the coating, add the sugar and brown sugar to a large storage container and combine.
Add 1/4 of pecans to the sugar mixture.
Place the lid on tight and shake.
Continuing adding pecans until all are coated. Enjoy!