Candied Pecan Salad Topper

Kathy W


This is super easy to make. Makes a sweet, tart, crunchy, chewy addition to any salad.


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2 cups
5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    mixed dried blueberries, dried cherries and dried cranberries
  • 1 c
    chopped pecan pieces
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp

How to Make Candied Pecan Salad Topper


  1. Mix together brown sugar, water, vanilla and salt in a microwave safe 1-cup measure. Set aside.
  2. Toast pecan pieces in a skillet over medium heat for 3 - 4 minutes.
  3. When pecans are almost done, microwave sugar mixture for 30-40 seconds, until hot and bubbly. It will be HOT!
  4. Pour over pecan pieces in skillet and carefully stir to coat.
  5. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and allow to cool. Break apart nuts. They may be a bit "Tacky" at first, but this will go away.
  6. Mix with dried blueberries, cherries and cranberries. Store in an air tight container.
  7. To serve: sprinkle a tablespoon or so over salad. Or just enjoy as a snack!

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About Candied Pecan Salad Topper

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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