Cinnamon Orange Candied Pecans

Orange Pecans (2)

We have a tradition in our household that goes back to my childhood, of “elf visits” on Christmas Eve day. This is a chance to stop by and visit with neighbors and friends, bearing a sweet treat and often receiving one in exchange.

This year, we put together bags of these candied pecans. Kids will love helping to juice the orange and stir everything together for this quick recipe.


  • 1 small orange
  • 4 cups pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  1. Juice the orange over a bowl. Add the pecans and the remaining ingredients, stirring to coat.
  2. Spoon the nuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, stirring about halfway through.

Orange Pecans (3)

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