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Coconut Sugar Candied Pecans

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 Coconut Sugar Candied Pecans – A healthy snack that is simple, easy, and delicious to make. The perfect snack or topping on a salad.

It happened on Thursday!

Sure it was New Years Eve, but I found myself sitting in the DMV that morning. It was amazing that 1-they were even open and 2-there was no one there. It was actually the perfect time to be there if you had any type of business that you needed to handle, except this time I wasn’t the reason for the visit.

I was there due to my son needing to take his driving test in order to make the transition from a learners license to a regular drivers license. I wish that I could tell you that I was prepared for this moment. I wish that I could share with you that I was calm as I sat there waiting for him to finish his test. I wish that I could tell you that I had a restful nights sleep the night before, but I cannot because none of it would be true. And the truth is that as I sat in my seat at the empty DMV…I could not believe that I had made it to this point. That my little baby is now 16 years old and taking his first steps towards more freedom, independence, and finding his own way into the stages of pre-adulthood. It seems like only yesterday that I was bringing him home from the hospital and I blinked and here we are. I hope that all of the conversations that I have had with him will serve him well. I hope that each lesson that he viewed as an obstacle have taught him the value of what more responsibility really means. I hope that as a mother I did enough because after all isn’t that what we all wish?

And then he came through the door with a huge smile signaling that he had passed and I knew that everything would be okay.

Coconut Sugar Candied Pecans

Coconut Sugar Candied Pecans Ingredients:

  • 6 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup raw pecans


In a small saucepan, combine the coconut sugar, water, and sea salt over medium low heat.

Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Once sugar has completely dissolved, add in the pecans.

While stirring the sugar mixture constantly, cook until all liquid evaporates, nuts become sticky as you stir.

Remove from heat and spread out in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow the pecans to cool and harden.

Easy Coconut Sugar Candied Pecans

Serve these coconut sugar candies pecans over ice cream, salads, or your favorite sweet treat.

Coconut Sugar Candied Pecans on a Salad


*adapted from Lexie’s Kitchen


  • Reply
    January 5, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    These look AWESOME!! And great photography too. Pecans are so expensive but I buy them as a special treat.
    And the fact that he passed the test is a special treat! Congrats!

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      January 5, 2016 at 7:21 PM

      Thank you so much!! They really are expensive…I never realized it because in Northwest Florida pecan trees are everywhere. Thank you…I am so happy that he passed 🙂

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    January 5, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    I would have been nervous too if my kids were taking their tests for their driver’s license. I know it’s extremely exciting as the kid, but now that I’m a mom it seems terrifying…lol.
    The pecans looks delicious. I love coconut sugar, because it doesn’t taste as sweet as regular sugar.

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      January 7, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      I was!! Since I have changed my diet I love coconut sugar as well because (you’re right) its not as sweet.

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    January 6, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Those pecans look yummy!

    • Reply
      January 7, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      Thank you!!

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