Fast and Easy Mexican Candy with Pecans

Over the next week I’ll be bringing a few Mexican treats like today’s Mexican Candy.   Coming from a partial Hispanic background and marrying into a Hispanic family, I’ve had the pleasure to eat some really delicious sweets that are super easy to make and VERY budget friendly!

There are a few versions of Mexican Candy but today I’m bringing you a very basic one.  One that looks like a praline of sorts.  It literally only takes minutes to make and a couple of minutes before they’re ready to eat.  It definitely isn’t something I’d make often but for an occasional sugar rush, it sure hits the spot!

As with many recipes, you can completely omit the pecans but because we’re nuts ’round here, we put them in all kinds of desserts!

If you have your own version, I’d love to hear it!

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Mexican Candy


  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of pecans (whole or pieces)
  • 7 Tbs milk
  • Wax Paper


Cook sugar & milk ingredients in saucepan until you a small ball forms in a glass of water. Meaning, drop just a tiny bit into a glass of water and if it forms into a solid, then it’s ready. Mix in pecans. Pour spoonfuls out onto waxed paper and let cool. VIOLA, it’s done. Told you it was fast!

My rating: 4.0 stars It deserves 5 stars but since it’s terribly sweet, I gave it 4.

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  1. 1

    Christine says

    I used to make brittle and caramel all the time and we loved it! I’ll have to try this. :)

  2. 2

    Mmm, I LOVE pecans. You’re sending me a care package with some of these, right?!? :P

  3. 3

    I’m clipping this and plan to make it real soon…Thanks

  4. 4

    jules p says

    oh…this sounds so delicious. i could get all of it! ;)

  5. 5

    GIRL! These look yummy but wanted to stop by and so WOO HOO for you on account of the Lifetime new gig. You is so famous girl and I could not be happier. Good job.

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    Heather M says

    I made this for my kids tonight…. well sort of…. I didn’t have any just pecans, so I used a variety of s mixed nuts and it came out great. My kids would of ate the whole batch if I let them. I like easy recipes thanks