Sugar Free Candied Pecans

Sugar Free Candied Pecans

Sugar Free Candied Pecans

Just wait until you discover how easy it is to make these delicious Sugar Free Candied Pecans. You simply take a cup of pecans and pan fry them on the stove top with a couple of other ingredients. You can vary the flavors to suit but I add coconut oil (or butter,) cinnamon, sweetener of choice, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and cayenne pepper. If you wish to make these paleo, you can use coconut sugar in place of the sweetener.

Who would have thought that you could have candied nuts when following a low carb, sugar free or keto way of eating? Cooking, creating and coming up with low carb recipe ideas really is ever evolving. It’s actually really exciting to come up with new ways to recreate some of the amazing recipes out there, using low carb ingredients. Sometimes I even amaze myself at what can be achieved within the low carb and sugar free sphere.
Sugar Free Candied Pecans


These Sugar Free Candied Pecans are pretty darn morish and are a pretty healthy snack to have on hand for when you are feeling peckish. Do try to watch your intake though, as nuts do tend to be higher in calories. The other great thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever nuts you want to. I particularly like to use macadamia nuts in this recipe and find that the flavors go really well together.

Don’t be afraid of using a pinch of cayenne pepper, as it gives the nuts a little kick. They aren’t spicy though if you follow the recipe. You can make them spicier just by adding additional cayenne. There is a spice warning though when it comes to using cayenne, so do use with caution.

Low Carb Sugar Free Snack Ideas

If you are looking for some other fabulous low carb and sugar free snack ideas, check out these delcious recipes.
Tamari Almonds
Wasabi Almonds
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Low Carb Seed Crackers
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Healthy Crackers

Keep an eye out for my latest recipe coming out soon, which is low carb corn chips made from cheese slices and hemp seeds. They are divine! If you don’t have a packet of hemp seeds in your cupoard, you may want to buy some ready to make this delicious snack. Hemp seed really are a fantastic nutritious low carb ‘super food’ that I am endeavouring to use where ever I can. If you want some more information on what they are and where they come from, you may want to read this article on hemp seeds.


Sugar Free Candied Pecans

Sugar Free Candied Pecans

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dips and Starters, Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Low Sugar, Paleo, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keywords: candied, candied nuts, Keto, keto snack, low carb snack, nuts, pecans, sugar free snack
Servings: 8 serves


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
  • 4 tablespoons erythritol
  • A dash vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • cayenne pepper
  • A pinch salt


  • Heat a heavy based frying pan on a medium heat. Add the coconut oil or butter and the erythritol. Mix in the vanilla extract, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt and stir until combined.
  • Add the nuts and continue to pan fry until the mix starts to darken slightly. It can take from 3-5 minutes. Don't allow to darken too much!
  • Tip the nuts out of the pan onto a piece of baking paper to cool. Toss them every couple of minutes as they will stick together.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes

Switch pecans for nuts of choice.
Xylitol can be used instead of erythritol in this recipe. 

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1of 8 | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 1g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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One thought on “Sugar Free Candied Pecans”

  1. 5 stars
    Made these eith some not so fresh pecans. Gave them new life and they taste great. Thanks

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