Salted Butter Roasted Pecans

The simplest TWO Ingredient Salted Butter Roasted Pecans for all of your snacking needs. Made with salted butter and a whole lot of pecans…it doesn’t get better than this! These nuts are roasted to perfection to bring out all of those wonderful buttery, nutty, a little salty, and slight sweetness that naturally comes from the nuts. Trust me, these are the PERFECT snack for any day of the week. Bonus? They’re pretty much ready in 20 minutes or LESS! The real secret is all in the combination of melted salted butter and the pecans. No extra ingredients are needed and it makes these a seriously irresistible snack! Quick to bake and delicious to eat. These roasted pecans make for great movie night or game day snack, holiday gift, a delicious charcuterie board, or just when you want something savory to snack on!

flat lay of roasted pecans in pan with bowl of salt, a spoon beside on top of book pages, flowers, and a white napkin

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About The Recipe

With life being a little busy right now, my mom and I have been living off of snacks! I don’t know about you guys, but when we work, our worst habit is forgetting to eat. We get to baking and working on the website and eating food, oddly enough, is the last thing on our minds.

Sounds funny, doesn’t it? We own a food blog, but we also just forget to eat (don’t worry, we laugh at it too!).

spoon inside pan of roasted pecans

But, it’s the truth. So, we need a lot of snacks hanging around and, as delicious as cookies are, it’s easy to get burnt out on sugar. Which is where these pecans come in!

Growing up, we always went to Walt Disney World and got Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans. It was a must-get every trip, but now that we live further away, it’s not so easy to satisfy that craving. So, we made our own! Which inspired these savory pecans.

Like I said, it’s hard to snack on sugar-y bakes all day. We just so happened to have some salted butter out on the counter and we hadn’t put up our bag of pecans after baking our Nut Cake. It seemed like the perfect thing!

And perfect it really was! These roasted pecans are on a whole ‘nother level of deliciousness. If you’re someone who loves salty treats this is MADE for you!

Every bite is buttery, a touch salty, creamy, nutty, and just a little bit of natural sweetness from the pecan. It really doesn’t get better than this!

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient quantities and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Pecan Halves
  • Melted Salted butter
pecans and butter in two bowls on marble counter

Instructions

In a medium mixing bowl, combine pecan halves and butter. Stir to coat the pecans thoroughly.

Pour the pecans into a greased sheet pan. Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes. Let cool before eating.

How To Tell When The Pecans Are Done Roasting

It can be a little difficult to decide between not done enough and burnt with these pecans, as they don’t change very much from the minute you put it in to when you take it out. Don’t worry though! If you bake them for 12-15 minutes, they will be absolutely perfect! Another way to tell is by smell! There should be a slight sweet nutty fragrance when you open the oven. If the pecans are burnt, the smell will be very strong.

How To Serve These Roasted Pecans

  • On their own: Truly the best way to enjoy them! These pecans are so good that they are the perfect snack for any and all occasions.
  • In salads: These pecans are SO good when you add a handful to your favorite salad.
  • Alongside your favorite breakfast: Yogurt, pancakeswaffles… doesn’t matter! These pecans add a delicious crunch to whatever sweet breakfast you may be serving.
  • Stirred into ice cream: These pecans turn the Vanilla Ice Cream into something even more special! Salty, sweet, and SO. GOOD.
  • As a gift: The most important one. These make a great gift during the holiday season!
pecans with large flaked salt on top with spoon beside on top of book pages

How To Store

Once these pecans have cooled, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.

Substitutions

  • Looking for a vegan treat? Use your favorite vegan butter in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have salted butter, you can use unsalted butter and add some sea salt after baking!
  • Almost any nut can be used. You can also do a blend of them.

Expert Tips

  • These pecans make a great gift during the holiday’s!
  • They will store in an airtight container on the counter (at room temperature) for 1-2 weeks.
  • Keep an eye on these while they’re in the oven! You don’t want them to burn.
  • Do not eat these pecans while they’re hot. They’re much better at room temperature.
  • This recipe is gluten free with a vegan option!

When you make these Salted Butter Roasted Pecans, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

pulled back shot of roasted pecans in old cake pan with parchment paper, a bowl of salt, vintage spoon , flowers, book pages, and other pecans around

Salted Butter Roasted Pecans

Traci
Nutty, buttery, salty, with a touch of sweetness. That's the perfect way to describe these delicious Salted Butter Roasted Pecans! Enjoy as a quick snack, a mix in salads, or even as a salty addition to some of your favorite desserts.
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine pecan halves and melted butter.
  • Stir to coat thoroughly.
  • Pour onto baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until toasted.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • Looking for a vegan treat? Use your favorite vegan butter in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have salted butter, you can use unsalted butter and add some sea salt after baking!
  • Almost any nut can be used. You can also do a blend of them.
Expert Tips:
  • They will store in an airtight container on the counter (at room temperature) for 1-2 weeks.
  • Keep an eye on these while they’re in the oven! You don’t want them to burn.
  • Do not eat these pecans while they’re hot. They’re much better at room temperature.
  • This recipe is gluten free with a vegan option!

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cupCalories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 66mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  1. These are so delicious! A dear lady gave me this recipe 35 years ago, but I hadn’t made them in many years, until a week ago. They are so addicting! I just took a whole pound out of the oven! I’m giving them for gifts, along with some Christmas cookies.

    1. Hi, Kathy! I’m so glad you like them! And I’m so happy they brought back wonderful memories! They are among our favorites as well. We always keep some on hand.