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.
What Do I need for Vegan Candied Pecans?
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.
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.
These candied pecans can be stored in the fridge for up to one month.
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.
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.
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.
Vegan Candied Pecans
- 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.