Sugar Free candied pecans are a quick, easy and delicious low carb and keto friendly treat! There are only 5 ingredients needed to make this amazing low carb, keto friendly sugar free sweet treat!
Sugar Free Candied Pecans
Candied Pecans have always been one of my favorite easy holiday treats to make. I can eat them by the handful and just keep eating because they are so amazingly tasty! Low Carb and Keto candied pecans are a crunchy, sweet treat that don’t even tasty like they are healthy!
Candied pecans are my favorite easy treat to make so it was important for me to come up with a low carb candied pecan recipe since making them my traditional way includes sugar, and that is a no go while sticking to a low carb diet.
While sticking to low carb I have been working on making things that I love but in a low carb version, just like these low carb candied pecans. I was super excited about how perfect these keto candied pecans came out and I am super excited to share this recipe with you so you can enjoy them too!
If you are looking for more amazing holiday recipes that are normally high in carbs, but we have made tasty recreations that fit a low carb lifestyle check out some of our favorites including Low Carb Eggnog, keto gingersnap cookies and keto peanut butter cookies.
Are Pecans Low Carb?
I am very happy that pecans are low carb! They are one of my favorite nuts and pecans are very low in carbs! There are a little over 1 gram of net carbs per 1 ounce of pecans! It makes pecans a perfect keto and low carb snack! When you add the ingredients to make this sugar free candied pecans recipe the carb count is just 1g net carbs per serving because there are no carbs in the sugar alternatives, vanilla extract and the cinnamon.
How do you make Healthy Candied Pecans?
Making healthy candied pecans is super easy! Instead of using sugar you use a sugar alternative. I personally prefer to use Lakanto Monkfruit, however if you have a different preference you can use it as long as it is a granulated sweetener. You can also use swerve or any other granulated white sugar that you want. If you want a richer flavor you can use the brown swerve instead of the granulated white swerve.
Uses for Candied Pecans
While pecans are a tasty low carb snack they are also perfect for putting on top of salads and pumpkin spice keto waffles, and a grea t addition to a keto snack board.
If you are looking for an awesome gift for a keto or low carb friend, make a batch of these sugar free candied pecans, put them in a mason jar and tie a ribbon or a bow on top.
How to Store Sugar Free Candied Pecans
The best way to store candied pecans is to store them in an airtight container.
How long do Candied Pecans last?
Candied Pecans will last for up to 3 weeks stored in an airtight container.
Tips for Making Sugar Free Candy Pecans
Use silicone mats or parchment paper lined baking sheets to cool and let the pecans harden.
Be sure to not cut the stove top cook time short, it is needed for the sugar mixture to thicken and then harden once cooled.
Why are my Candied Nuts Sticky?
If your candied pecans are sticky after they have cooled it is because they were not cooked long enough on the stove top. If the nuts are sticky, put them in the oven on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5-10 minutes.
Sugar Free Candied Pecans Ingredients
- granulated monkfruit
- raw pecans
- vanilla extract
How to Make Sugar Free Candied Pecans
In a large saute pan over medium heat combine 1 cup of the monkfruit and the water. Stir until the sweetener is melted.
Carefully add in the pecans and vanilla extract. Making sure you occasionally stir the mixture until the mixture has reduced and is browned.
Stir in the cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the sweetener.
Pour the mixture onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread the mixture into a single layer and allow it to cool.
Low Carb Desserts
- Low Carb Chocolate Almond Clusters
- Keto Chocolate Macadamia nut Clusters
- Keto Pumpkin Dessert Lasagna
- Low Carb Pumpkin Pie
- Keto Vanilla Cupcakes
- Chocolate coconut pudding cups
Sugar Free candied pecans
- 1 1/2 cup granulated monkfruit
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 cups raw pecans
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large saute pan over medium heat combine 1 cup of the monkfruit and the water. Stir until the sweetener is melted.
- Carefully add in the pecans and vanilla extract. Making sure you occasionally stir the mixture until the mixture has reduced and is browned.
- Stir in the cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the sweetener.
- Pour the mixture onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread the mixture into a single layer and allow it to cool.
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