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Candied pecans with coconut oil & maple syrup

Candied pecans

Don’t blow off holiday snacks this year- make them healthy instead! This recipe encompasses all the goodness of candied pecans without the sugar. Made with coconut oil and maple syrup, these are sure to be a holiday favorite. Note: you probably don’t want to leave these sitting in a bowl on the counter, or you might just grab a handful every time you walk by and end up wondering where they all went.

Serving size: ¼ cup
Makes 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups raw pecans


  1. Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add maple syrup, vanilla and salt and stir well.
  2. When mixture is bubbling, add pecans.
  3. Stir pecans well, so that they’re completely coated in the maple syrup mixture. Cook and stir constantly for about 5 minutes, being careful so that they don’t burn.
  4. Take the pan off the heat and transfer the pecans onto a piece of wax paper or parchment paper to cool.
  5. Serve when cool. Hide the extras in an airtight container so that you don’t eat them all in one sitting.

Recipe from Feel Great in 8.

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