Candied Pecan Salad Topper

Kattyw avatar
By Kathy W
from Englewood, OH

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

serves 2 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method 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

  • 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!