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Candied Kahlua Pecans

Posted by Caveman Cooking on May 11, 2010

C3TV - Watch This RecipeCandied Kahlua Pecans
These are phenomenal in salads, cookies, cakes, with ice cream, as a crust or crushed topping for fish, or just straight! Best of all, they couldn’t be easier to make!! 😉


1 Cup Whole Pecan Pieces
1 Tbsp Butter
1.5 Tsp White Sugar
2 Tsp Brown Sugar
1 Shot (1.5 oz.) Kahlua


In a medium-large non-stick skillet melt the butter over a medium-high flame. If using a traditional pan add another tablespoon of butter.
Pecans in Butter

Evenly sprinkle both sugars over pecans.
Pecans Getting Dusted in Sugars

Stir and flip pecans until all are fully and evenly coated in butter and sugars. Saute for another 3-4 minutes taking care not to burn the nuts. (Yes, I’ve been dying to say that! :lol:)
Sauteing Pecans

Just before they are done, add the Kahlua, carefully flambe, and then quickly saute until caramelized. No more than 30-60 seconds.
Pecans Getting Kahlua

Remove from heat and place on a plate to cool. Use, munch, or store in an airtight container until ready to use … it will last about a week in the fridge.
HINT: I know you are going to want to try one right away. But, unless you are from the Marquis de Sade school of cooking, let them cool sufficiently. Anything “candied” gets very hot!
Candied Kahlua Pecans

I told you these were easy! 😉

Prep Time = 5 minutes
Cook Time = 5 minutes
Makes 1 Cup

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18 Responses to “Candied Kahlua Pecans”

  1. Looks delicious-but do you hate cleaning the pan after that as much as I?

  2. boredcook said

    Oh, yum. Candied nuts. One of my favorite treats from the county fair.

  3. Penelope said

    After changing my drool bib. My first emotion felt after viewing the blog and pics was gluttony. OK I admit, with this one,
    I’m a goner!
    So freaken what?
    At least I admit it.

    So pour a couple buckets of budda over me and light me up! I’ll go out in a huge blaze of gluttony!
    Penelope Thanks! Really! I think so!

  4. Fabulous! I’ve made candied nuts, but never used a liqueur! Kahlua is brilliant.

  5. Chris said

    Executed perfectly and I like the Kahlua. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to pecans (pea-cans) and pecans (paaah-kans).

  6. kat said

    yummy! I have some homemade coffee liqueur that I’ve been wanting to use, other than cocktails!

    • Funny you say that Kat! Because I used a homemade version of the liqueur on this. Saw it sitting there, just waiting to be put to use. So, of course, I obliged! 😉

  7. Steph said

    I must make these! I have everything at home. These would go good with my dulce de leche brownies I made last night. Just need to pick up some ice cream!

  8. I love candied pecans…there’s so many uses for them as you mentioned. Adding kahlua is a great touch. Definitely will be making this. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Just added your recipe to my blog! Thanks!

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