How to Make Keto Candied Pecans

Lightly sweet, lightly salty, all together roasted pecan goodness. Super easy to make, 5 minute recipe to learn how to make keto candied pecans!

Ring in the Season with Delightfully Easy Keto Candied Pecans!

Welcome to the easiest keto treat you’ve ever met: keto candied pecans! Are they sweet? Yes! Are they crunchy: Oh yes! Are they delicious? Um, need you even ask? Are they the best keto candied pecans that happen to be low carb? Heck yes! Join me in the kitchen as I show you how to make keto candied pecans the easy way, with just 5 minutes of cook time! Ready? Let’s make this!

Just a Few Ingredients for Candied Pecans that are Keto

  • Pecans
  • Keto Honey: an absolute staple in my keto pantry. If you haven’t tried this yet, I highly recommend it. Sure, it doesn’t taste exactly like honey, but it’s damn near as close as we can get without all that sugar. It’s thick, and has a warm, cozy flavor that’s close to honey. Best of all? It cooks up so well in plenty of keto recipes, like my keto peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and my keto coconut macaroons.
  • Sea Salt, if using

Closeup shot of candied pecans keto-style

How to Make Keto Candied Pecans

Today, we’re gonna give the oven a break and learn how to make keto candied pecans with the help of the stovetop! I know, I know, I was against it at first too. I mean, no oven to preheat? No mixing bowl to wash afterward? And then I was like, “Oh.” That might actually be way easier. And guess what? It totally is!

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Or even a large plate or plates!

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pecans, keto honey, and sea salt (if using).

Grab your favorite heatproof spatula and stir all the ingredients together until the pecans are all fully coated in the keto honey.

Stir it occasionally, but watch to make sure the keto honey doesn’t caramelize too fast on the skillet (and not onto the actual pecans). When the keto honey starts lightening up in appearance, your keto candied pecans are nearly done.

Pour candied pecans onto the prepared sheet or plates. Create an even layer and let it all cool down. Then, enjoy the best candied pecans, keto-style!

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How to Enjoy Keto Candied Pecans

There are so, so many mouthwatering things you could do with these keto candied pecans. Get creative and put them on anything edible!

Baking sheet with keto candied pecans, a bowl of pecans and a few kitchen towels for cleanup

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Candied Pecans: Keto, Low Carb and High Deliciousness

High in deliciousness, low in carbs? Heck yes! I hope you enjoy how truly quick and easy today’s keto candied pecans are to make. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I love reading them! ‘Til the next keto-friendly adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a holiday dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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How to Make Keto Candied Pecans

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Lightly sweet, lightly salty, all together roasted pecan goodness. Super easy to make, 5 minute recipe to learn how to make keto candied pecans!


  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons keto honey
  • ¼½ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • Optional: sprinkle with sea salt while cooling


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set on a cooling rack or towel-covered counter.
  2. Add pecans, keto honey, and sea salt (if using) to a large or medium nonstick skillet set over medium heat.
  3. Using a heatproof silicone spatula, stir until well mixed and pecans are fully coated.
  4. Stir occasionally, making sure pecans roast evenly on every side. Frequently scrape down the skillet to ensure the keto honey caramelizes onto the pecans. The keto honey will start turning a lighter color when you’re close to being done.
  5. When the keto honey is nearly gone (about 3-6 minutes, mine took 4 minutes), begin to stir frequently. Stir until pecans start sticking together in clumps—being careful not to burn. You know you’re done when the keto honey starts getting very, very sticky and hardens onto your spatula.
  6. Pour pecans onto the prepared baking sheet, placed on a cooling rack or towel. Spread into an even layer, with empty pockets at regular intervals to let air through. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Optionally, sprinkle with sea salt. Storing instructions below. Enjoy!

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Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.

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Nutrition Info is an estimate based on 10 servings, ingredients in the Shop the Recipe section, and made without optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Snacks
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 0.9g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fat: 15.7g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 1.7g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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  1. I always looking for a good keto-friendly snack. Your content provided me with the same. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Just tried this recipe today and it turned out wonderful! thanks for sharing, I’ve been craving candied nuts for a long time and never thought a low carb version can be that good 🙂