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Honey Roasted Pecans

This easy Honey Roasted Pecans recipe take less than 20 minutes to roast with sweet honey, sugar and salt. Honey-Glazed Pecans make a great snack or homemade gift idea! 

I'm about to make a confession here. The holidays stress me out. And not in a "too busy" kind of way, because I love seeing family and friends and catching up. The holidays stress me out in a "too much stuff" kind of way. The "stuff" overwhelms me, and because of it, I turn to EASY food options, like this simple recipe for delicious pecans.

"This turned out very good. After eating some, I have memories of pecan pie without all of the calories. I would make them again."

Brenda B., Yummly User

These easy and delicious Honey Roasted Pecans make a wonderful, memorable gift, and they're very easy to make! All the adults in my life are getting consumable gifts this year. I give these Honey Roasted Pecans to those who enjoy them, and I also make this Bacon Jam recipe, which is a huge hit.

Honey Roasted Pecans

This pecan recipe has become one of our family favorite recipes! We make it every fall, leading into the holiday season. They're the perfect snack to have on hand for guests. I think this easy recipe has the perfect amount of honey, giving the crunchy pecans just enough sweetness. The salt adds needed balance, so don't omit it!

How to Use Honey Roasted Pecans:

These Honey-Roasted Pecans are super versatile! Here are some ways to use caramelized pecans:

  • Packaged for Christmas gifts
  • On top of ice cream with caramel syrup or maple syrup
  • On a spinach salad
  • As a special treat or crunchy snack
  • In trail mix
Honey Roasted Pecans


If you keep your house cool (less than 70 degrees), feel free to store your honey pecans in an airtight container on the counter.

You can also store this recipe in the refrigerator for up to a month!

Honey Roasted Pecans

I hope that you enjoy a joyful holiday season, and that these Honey Roasted Pecans make an appearance on your table!

Honey Roasted Pecans

Honey Roasted Pecans

Yield: 1 pound
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes

These Honey Roasted Pecans use simple ingredients and take less than 20 minutes to roast! These honey pecans make a great gift idea!


  • 1 pound whole pecan halves (unroasted)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons course sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a microwave-safe dish, heat honey in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds to melt it slightly.
  4. Place pecan pieces in a medium mixing bowl and pour warmed honey over pecans.
  5. Toss the pecans and honey together until the pecans are all coated.
  6. Transfer the pecans to the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 6 minutes.
  7. Give the pecans a stir, make sure it is a single layer again, and bake for an additional 6 minutes.
  8. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, separating the pecans with a fork if any are clumped up.
  9. Sprinkle with sugar and salt and let cool for about 30 to 45 minutes more.
  10. Transfer to an airtight container to store.

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If you're looking for other foodie gift ideas to make at home, I would suggest:


Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Made these and they are amazing!! Now I want to try with almonds.

Michelle Goth

Thursday 6th of January 2022

Yay! I'm so glad you loved them, Lisa!

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Saturday 23rd of November 2019

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Elizabeth O

Friday 15th of December 2017

I do really love pecans. I haven't tried to make this but now I will definitelt try to make this in weekend. It looks so tasty and delicious.

Jessica Robinson

Friday 15th of December 2017

These look so yummy! Perfect addition to my salads with blue cheese!


Thursday 14th of December 2017

My fiance would love these! I need to try making these myself.

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