Smoked Pecans With Honey Glaze

Smoked Pecans With Honey Glaze take some basic pecans, add a sweet honey glaze with just enough stickiness to have you licking the honey off your fingers. You will enjoy serving this to the kids or guests at your next party!

Smoked Pecans Recipe

This is a super easy recipe, that I kept light on ingredients, a total of six including the pecans. We are going to start with one pound of unsalted pecans. From there we are going to move on to making our honey glaze. You will need a pot that we can mix our ingredients on the stove top. We are going to add all of our glaze ingredients to the pot and mix over a low heat. Those ingredients are the following:

  • brown sugar
  • honey
  • salt
  • ground nutmeg (if you don’t have nutmeg, substitute it with some ground cinnamon)
  • Apple juice
Just use plain, unsalted pecans for this Smoked Pecans With Honey Glaze Recipe

You will add and keep stirring over low heat until they are combined and ready to mix in with the pecans. There are two ways to coat the pecans, either in a bowl or a bag. If you are going to combine the glaze and pecans in a bowl you can move right to that step, if you are going to use a bag, wait for the glaze to cool down just a couple of minutes so you can handle it without any issues.

Mix the pecans and glaze well and then add them to an aluminum foil pan, a baking sheet or cast iron skillet, any of those can work but for recipes like this, I prefer the pan. With that done, you are ready to get them on the smoker.

Covered in the glaze and ready to smoke

How To Make Smoked Candied Pecans

You will want the smoker up and running at 225°, using hickory wood. I did this smoke on my WSM, as it was an “add on” smoke item, before a longer smoke. If I were doing this by itself, I likely would have used my Weber Kettle.

Place your pecans on the smoker and for the most part you will let it ride. About half way through, especially if you have the pecans layered in a pan or skillet, you will want to stir them up so the pecans on the bottom will get some smoke on them.

While we are not measuring any kind of internal temperature on this smoke, if you need a probe that fits the budget and is high quality, to measure your ambient temperature try the ThermoPro TP20.

After about 75 minutes, you should be good to go. We are not measuring any internal temperature here so if they look done, you can pull them off.

You are going to allow these to cool off for 30 minutes. When at that 30 minute mark you are good to serve. Store in an airtight container and these are good for about 2 weeks.

Smoked Pecans With Honey Glaze Recipe

Wrapping Up Smoked Pecans With Honey Glaze Recipe

This makes for a great snack, party appetizer or even a DIY gift around the holidays. In less than 2 hours you can go from start to finish and serving.

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Smoked Pecans With Honey Glaze

Smoked Pecans With Honey Glaze

A sweet snack, that is great for a party or if you are looking for something that the kids will enjoy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes


  • 1 lb. of pecans

Honey Glaze

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 2 tsp. of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup of apple juice


  1. Set smoker to 225° using hickory wood
  2. Prepare glaze by combining ingredients into a small pot and let simmer until ingredients are combined
  3. Place pecans in a Ziploc bag or bowl, add in glaze and mix well
  4. Lay pecans onto a tray or foil pan and place on smoker
  5. Smoke for 75 minutes
  6. Remove and let cool for about 30 minutes
  7. Serve or store in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 469mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g

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