Simple Maple Glazed Pecans

Making glazed pecans for salads and snacks couldn't be easier than with this simple 3-ingredient recipe for maple glazed pecans.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1000 kcal
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spread out the pecans on a baking sheet and bake the pecans for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add the pecans and cook, stirring occasionally for 1-2 minutes, or until the pecans are shiny. Then add the maple syrup and cook, stirring frequently, until the syrup is absorbed into the nuts, another 2-3 minutes.

  4. Lightly coat the baking sheet with a little oil. Turn out the pecans onto the baking sheet, breaking up any clumps. Allow the nuts to cool to room temperature. Use immediately or transfer to a sealed container and store for 2-3 weeks.

Recipe Notes

If you want these pecans as a snack rather than a salad topping, skip the chopping step and leave them whole.

You can use unsalted butter instead of the salted butter. Just a add a pinch or two of kosher salt in when you are melting the butter.

For a thicker coating, add one more tablespoon of maple syrup (for 3 tbsp total). The nuts will be a little sticky and have a more intense maple flavor.