Glazed Drunken Pecans

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"This is a recipe I came up with trying to replicate treats from a local pecan farm. You can vary the strength of flavor by how long you soak the pecans. So far I've tried Jack Daniel's and rum, but the possiblilies are endless. Think flavored rums!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (87.7 g)
  • Calories 319.4
  • Total Fat - 29.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.1 mg
  • Sodium - 103.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 4.8 g
  • Calcium - 71.7 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Place pecans in a medium sauce pan and cover with liquor.

Step 2

Let soak 1/4 to 1/2 hour.

Step 3

Drain, reserving liquid.

Step 4

Add more liquor to equal 1 cup and return to pan, along with pecans.

Step 5

Add brown sugar and cream.

Step 6

Cook stirring over medium high heat, until well caramelized. (I use 8 on my electric stove)

Step 7

Using a slotted spoon, remove to a foil lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with granulated sugar, if using.

Step 8

Let cool and package in ziplock bags.

Step 9

Hint: If pecans are sticky (comes from under caramelizing) heat oven to lowest temperature, turn off. Place cookie sheet in oven with door ajar until pecans are dry.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


I used Raspberry Bacardi Rum, and made the nuts ahead of time for Thanksgiving. They are simply delicious and I can't wait to snack on them then!

review by:
(6 Nov 2020)