Homemade Salted Pecans

Salted mixed nuts including walnuts, spanish peanuts, pecans,and hazelnuts.

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
885 Calories
93g Fat
16g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 885
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 93g 119%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 1149mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 469mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Each and every time we host a party we have to have at least one bowl of our own homemade salted pecans or other nuts. We realize the ingredients are simple, but oh so tasty. We get so many compliments when we make them. You will get compliments too, if you make your own salted nuts.


  • 1 pound raw pecans, or other raw nuts such as walnuts

  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 2 teaspoons salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Line a sided baking sheet with aluminum foil. Find a place to cool your nuts. Put a piece of newspaper down and then cover it with paper towels.

  3. Place the nuts in a large bowl. Add the melted butter and mix until the nuts are completely coated. Add the salt and stir again. Make sure the salt makes it through the entire bowl of nuts.

  4. Spread the nuts in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the nuts for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir the nuts occasionally.

  5. Cool them in the pan for 15 minutes on a cooling rack.

  6. Transfer the nuts to the paper towels to cool completely.

  7. Store the salted nuts in an airtight container.


  • You don’t have to limit yourself to pecans or walnuts. These days you can buy all sorts of raw nuts. You’re only limited by your imagination.
  • Especially during the Christmas holidays, you may wish to make up several batches. They freeze beautifully in an airtight resealable plastic bag.
  • You may like to give salted nuts as gifts. We suggest mixing the salted nuts with the sugared nuts. You can put them in canning jars topped with squares of pretty fabric and tied with coordinating ribbon.