Maple Molasses Candied Pecans are the perfect hostess gift and an easy snack for guests.

Maple Molasses Candied Pecans

Ready in less than 30 minutes, Maple Molasses Candied Pecans are the perfect hostess gift or an easy snack for guests.

When you want a good nibble in a hurry, candied nuts are always a great option. They’re quick to mix up, don’t take long to bake and are so yummy.


Maple Molasses Candied Pecans (+ video)

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Maple Molasses Candied Pecans are ready in about 30 minutes and are perfectly satisfying in that crisp sweet way. An easy hostess gift.

  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Candy & Sweet Treats


  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups pecans (raw)


  1. Preheat oven to 325˚F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Have a second sheet of parchment nearby.
  2. Combine all ingredients except pecans in a medium pot.
  3. Stir to combine then stir in pecans.
  4. Warm over medium heat until mixture is very runny (don’t boil) for about two minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread into a single layer.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir well then spread out again to a single layer. Bake until deep golden brown, about 8-12 minutes more. Watch carefully so they don’t overcook.
  7. Remove from oven, stir again and then spread on the reserved sheet of parchment to cool. (Moving the pecans to a clean sheet of parchment will keep them looking tidy.)


  • June 10, 2023


    Thanks so much for the recipe!!
    Very good and healthy snack.

  • December 29, 2022


    Thanks for sharing your recipes. Going to try some for New Year’s.

  • December 10, 2021


    I made this recipe and finished it with some smoked garlic salt just a touch they are delicious.
    How long will they keep want it to be a Christmas gift

    • December 13, 2021

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Marilyn,
      Candied nuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for one week or in the fridge for 3 weeks. I hope this helps! -Marie at Crosby’s Kitchen

  • December 10, 2021


    Can I use walnuts for this recipe, have lot of them

    • December 10, 2021

      Crosby Molasses

      HI Mary. We have never tried this recipe with walnut but we think it could certainly work :)

  • December 9, 2020

    Georgi Hanson

    I love molasses, I can eat it with a spoon…. I make the bran muffins often, they are a staple in my house, also the gingersnap cookie recipe that my mom used to make for us kids, she has passed on however: I still make her recipe using Crosby’s (I am 85), my great grands just love them. Thanks and Merry Christmas…

    • December 15, 2020

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Georgi, Thanks for sharing your memories! Merry Christmas to you as well. :)

  • December 18, 2019

    Margaret Schedler

    Thank you for all the delicious Christmas recipes. Crosby’s is always welcome in our kitchen!

    Merry Christmas!

  • December 18, 2018

    June McLennan

    I found the maple/ molasses contained too much molasses. Next time I will use all maple syrup, omitting the molasses altogether. The molasses overpowers the maple flavour. Pecans are expensive, so the recipe was a waste.

    • December 1, 2020

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi June, Just curious, did you use fancy molasses in this recipe or was it cooking molasses?

  • December 12, 2018


    I love molasses anything!!
    Looking forward to trying the gingerbread cake.
    And of course there is some goodness value in every tablespoon.

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