Vegan Candied Pecans
Vegan Candied Pecans

Vegan Candied Pecans

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pecans in burlap
Start With Fresh Pecans

Are Candied Pecans Vegan?

Generally speaking-No.But that doesn’t mean your favorite past-time candied pecans cannot become vegan! 

Candied pecans are Usually created with butter, eggs, dairy, or other types of animal products. 

These candied pecans however are 100% face free! Because vegan candies are in general just do damn difficult to find- I’ve included a monster list of vegan candies here. 

brown sugar, pecans and coconut oil
3-Ingredient Vegan Candied Pecans

What Do I need for Vegan Candied Pecans?

For these candies you will need only three ingredients! They include:

  1. Pecans
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. Coconut Oil

That’s it!  And you have a delicious vegan snack for any hour of the day. 

Pastries on a plate
Candied Pecans Can Be Used For Many Treats

Are Praline Pecans The Same as Candied Pecans?

Praline pecan and candied pecans are generally not the same. 

Although if you want to get technical, I would argue that they both are candies, which contain pecans. 

Praline pecans are clustered candies which include both pecans and various sugar combinations. There is generally an animal based product in praline pecans such as whipping cream. 

These vegan candied pecans are generally broken up into their own unique sugar coated nut, which makes them different than a praline pecan which forms more of a cluster. 

However, I do think it would be easy enough to create vegan praline pecan clusters simply by switching out the dairy in the pecan clusters for  coconut cream. 

candied pecans and brussel sprouts
Candied Pecans In Roasted Brussel Sprouts

How Long Will Candied Pecans Keep?

In Airtight Container: 

Stored in A cool dry place in an airtight container, vegan candied pecans last about 2 weeks. 

In Fridge: 

These candied pecans can be stored in the fridge for up to one month. 

In Freezer 

These will freeze for up to two months! Talk about some easy advanced meal and snack prep. 

When you choose to thaw your pecans, do so in the refrigerator.  

candied nuts and spatula
Break Apart Candied Nuts With Spatula While Still Hot

Are Eating Pecans Every Day Bad For You?

I really don’t have any strong opinions about whether or not eating any certain food on this planet is “good” or “bad” for you daily. 

Any food day in and out is likely to leave you grimacing at the thought of it and ready to toss it into the trash for all eternity (which is bad.)

However, there are some great health benefits of pecans! These include protein, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, fiber and zinc.  This is good news for your skin, heart, and digestive tract. 

Pour Hot Candied Pecans Into Baking Pan or Sheet

Do I Make Vegan Candied Nuts in The Skillet Or The Oven

I created these easy pecans in the skillet.  However, with this method, you do need to be extra careful to not burn the nuts! 

Cook your vegan candied nuts on very low heat for about 5 minutes. That’s really all they need!

I like the stovetop method because it is a little quicker than cooking these pecans in the oven. 

If you choose to create vegan candied pecans in the oven, I would use maple syrup in place of brown sugar. 

Candied Vegan Pecans In the Oven: 

  • Coat Nuts evenly with maple syrup and coconut oil.
  • Bake at  325 degrees  F for 15 minutes. Flip and bake another 5 minutes. 


Ways To Use Vegan Candied Pecans

How Can I Use Vegan Candied Pecans?

There are just soooo many scrumptious ways to use candied pecans! A few of my favorite are: 

Vegan Candied Pecans in Metal Scoop
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Vegan Candied Pecans

Candied pecans created from only vegan products
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan candied pecans, vegan candies
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 267kcal
Cost: $8


  • Skillet
  • baking sheet
  • Parchment paper


  • 2 cups pecans
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • Heat coconut oil and brown sugar on low heat in skillet
  • Add pecans and fully coat with sugar coconut oil syrup. Heat until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and pour onto parchment lined baking sheet. Break up any large clumps.



Nutrition Facts
Vegan Candied Pecans
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition Content may vary slightly based on type of coconut oil. For specific nutrition guidelines consult your registered dietitian.*
*Separate out desired cluster size with spatula while mixture is still hot.  These candied pecans are difficult to separate once they have cooled.*


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 4mg

Shena Jaramillo. Registered Dietitian

Hi I'm Shena. I believe in choosing plants first, honoring your hunger, and that a little humor goes a long way.

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