These Slow Cooker Candied Pecans are a tasty snack, crunchy addition to a salad or unexpected addition to a holiday dessert buffet. And if you need a little something for a hostess or teacher, these are sure to be appreciated.
Nuts are a pantry staple at my house, but plain-Jane nuts just don’t cut it for the holidays. Pecans coated in a crunchy, sweet glaze are soooo much more special, and making them in the slow cooker is really the best way to prepare them—the risk of them burning is much lower. In fact, our Slow Cooker Candied Pecans are so quick and easy you can make several batches so you’ll have plenty throughout the season.
Feel free to swap in walnuts instead of pecans if you prefer. Also, be sure to check out the sweet-and-spicy variation listed at the end of the recipe if you’re looking for something appropriate to serve with cocktails.
Almost done, they just need to cool! (Resist the urge to nibble…they are very hot when first out of the slow cooker.)