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Coconut Sugar Candied Pecans + Quinoa -- a great topping for salads or enjoyed as a simple after dinner treat!

Coconut Sugar Candied Pecans + Quinoa

WOAH! Coconut sugar. caramelized. poured over nuts. with quinoa. turned into candy.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut, pecans
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 723kcal
Author Alyssa



  • Add the coconut sugar, water and salt to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then add the pecans.
  • Stir the mixture constantly until the liquid evaporates and the nuts becomes sticky. Add the quinoa and continue to stir until cobwebs (stringy pieces of sugar) begin to form.
  • Remove from the heat and pour nuts onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Cool at room temp (or in the fridge) until they've hardened.


adapted from Lexie's Kitchen
As Lexie points out in her post, coconut sugar has a low burn point so it's important to watch it carefully so it doesn't burn.
I found these kept best in the fridge!
Nutritional value based on 1 cup


Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg