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keto Caramel Pecans

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I miss New York during the fall. It’s funny how certain smells can take you right back to a place. As fall rolls around again, I started thinking about those wonderful street vendors with roasted nuts. Oh, that heavenly sweet smell! Since I’m back on my Keto grind this year, I was looking for a few Easy Keto Friendly Snacks, and these keto Caramel Pecans turned out Amazing!

keto Caramel Pecans

Luckily, little nuts are good for the keto diet. By using key ingredients like Swerve brown sugar, I can recreate my favorite fall feeling from New York City and make Keto Caramel Pecans. They take only 12 minutes of your active time. The rest of it is all on you distracting yourself for the next 2 hours until they cool and come to that perfect crispy texture.

They’re SO worth the wait. If you’ve been to NYC and you’ve had those caramel pecans from the street carts you just KNOW. And if you don’t, it’s time to get yourself a keto-friendly treat ASAP.

There’s no giant laundry list of ingredients either. It takes just 4 ingredients and you’ll be on your way to making your home smell like an intoxicatingly delicious caramel pecan.

keto Caramel Pecans

If you’re new to keto, then you know that sugar is a no-no. It kicks you out of ketosis. But what most new keto dieters don’t know is that Swerve is keto-friendly. You can substitute it cup for cup in any recipe (just watch out for any other ingredients that might not be keto-compliant). It’s very tasty, like the real deal, and caramelized like sugar. It’s made from oligosaccharides and erythritol, plus it has a super-low GI rating.

So, round up your ingredients and get ready to make a perfectly keto-friendly snack that even non-keto dieters will love.

ingredients

1½ pecan halves
¼ cup butter
¾ cup Swerve brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

How to Make Keto Caramel Pecans

Step 1:

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. 

Step 2:

Add the brown sugar and stir until combined. 

Step 3:

Add vanilla extract and combine. 

Step 4:

You can cook it for up to 7 minutes but I did this recipe at about 2 minutes as I wanted a thicker coating. 

Step 5:

Remove from heat and add in pecans. Make sure to coat them well. 

Step 6:

Put your coated pecans on a sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the fridge for 2 hours to cool completely. 

Step 7:

Once cooled, break apart and enjoy!

Some Tips

  • Try to use some fresh pecan halves for the best taste.
  • Depending on your desired thickness of the caramel coating, you can adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Allow the pecans to cool in the fridge for the full 2 hours to ensure the caramel sets properly.

How to store?

To store your Keto Caramel Pecans, simply place them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. If you prefer to extend their freshness, you can store them in the refrigerator for longer-lasting enjoyment.

If you’ve made a larger batch and want to save some for later, freezing is also an option. Just place the pecans in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag, making sure to remove as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.

Perfect pairing with this keto Caramel Pecans

These Keto Caramel Pecans pair well with keto-friendly yogurt alongside the caramel pecans. The creamy yogurt complements the sweetness of the pecans, creating a great taste snack. Alternatively, create a cheese board with an assortment of your favorite cheeses, such as sharp cheddar or creamy brie, The savory flavors of the cheese perfectly balance the sweetness of the pecans.

And for drinks try a simple Sparkling Ice Orange Mango drink with it, I’m sure you will love the taste.

faq

Can I use regular brown sugar instead of Swerve brown sugar?

Yes, you can use regular brown sugar if you’re not following a strict keto diet. However, keep in mind that it will increase the carb content of the recipe.

Can I add other nuts to this recipe?

Feel free to experiment with different nuts such as almonds or others.

How long do these pecans last?

When stored in an airtight container at room temperature, these pecans can last for up to one week. For longer storage, keep them in the refrigerator for extended freshness.

How do I know when the caramel is ready?

The caramel is ready when it reaches your desired thickness. If you prefer a thinner coating, cook it for the full 7 minutes. For a thicker coating, cook it for less time, around 2-3 minutes.

Can I add spices to the caramel mixture?

Feel free to add a sprinkle of cinnamon or a pinch of sea salt to the caramel mixture.

conclusion

These Keto Caramel Pecans offer a delicious way to enjoy a keto-friendly treat without compromising on flavor. With their perfect mix of sweet caramel and crunchy pecans, they’re bound to become a go-to snack option. Don’t hesitate to make your own at your home.

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keto Caramel Pecans

Recipe by CourtneyCourse: SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

7

minutes
Calories

220

kcal
Total time (including cooling time)

2

hours 

Are you on a Keto diet and getting burnt out with borning Keto snacks? Check out these Keto Caramel Pecans, so simple to make and so tasty as well.

Ingredients

  • 1½ pecan halves

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¾ cup Swerve brown sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add the brown sugar and stir until combined.
  • Add vanilla extract and combine.
  • You can cook it for up to 7 minutes but I did this recipe at about 2 minutes as I wanted a thicker coating.
  • Remove from heat and add in pecans. Make sure to coat them well.
  • Put your coated pecans on a sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the fridge for 2 hours to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, break apart and enjoy!

Notes

  • Try to use some fresh pecan halves for the best taste.
  • Depending on your desired thickness of the caramel coating, you can adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Allow the pecans to cool in the fridge for the full 2 hours to ensure the caramel sets properly.
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Courtney (Mamas)

This blog is all about delicious easy-to-make recipes. I aim to make cooking enjoyable, especially for those who, like me, may not be expert chefs but have a love for trying new things in the kitchen.