Candied Pecans

Want your house to smell like a big holiday hug? Make these candied pecans and get ready for the tastiest smell to fill your home!

If you’ve ever made our Candied Almonds before, I’m sure you can imagine how tasty these Candied Pecans are! They are really popular around Christmas time, and they make for great neighbor gifts.

candied pecans spilling out of a glass jar

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Needing a good holiday snack to munch on? These candied pecans are the ultimate snack for the holidays! They are SO simple to make and WAY better than anything you can buy at the store. These yummy pecans are best eaten right out of the oven. I love them when they are fresh and warm.

These are the most addicting snack in the world. Sweet, cinnamon-y, crunchy, and delish! I love having a big bowl of these on hand somewhere in my house. They don’t last long around my family (because they’re so good!!) so we are always refilling the bowl.

Candied pecans also make the BEST little treat to deliver to friends and neighbors during the holiday season. Package them up in clear bags and tie with a bow!

how to make candied pecans in a mixing bowl

How to make Candied Pecans

There are only a few ingredients to these spiced pecans:

  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • egg white
  • vanilla
  • pecan halves

PREP. Get your oven preheated to 250°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

COAT. In a small bowl mix together the sugar, cinnamon and salt. In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together the egg white and the vanilla until they are frothy. Mix the pecans into the egg froth and then add the sugar mixture. Toss everything until the pecans are evenly coated.

BAKE. Evenly spread the coated pecans over the parchment paper on your baking sheet. Bake the pecans for 1 hour until they are an even brown. Be sure to stir them every 15-20 minutes. Take them out of the oven and start snacking!

close up of easy candied pecans on a cookie sheet

Things to Note….

Make sure you are tossing the pecans every 15-20 minutes during the hour they are baking. This will help them turn an even brown and not burn.

STORE your pecans in airtight containers like plastic zip lock bags or Tupperware. They will stay fresh and last at room temperature for 2-3 week or in the fridge for 3-4 weeks if stored properly and airtight.

You can also FREEZE them if you want them to last a bit longer. Once cool, place the pecans in a freezer safe Ziploc and store for up to 2 months. They thaw out nicely and taste just as fresh as the day you made them.

easy candied pecans

This recipe works for nuts such as almonds, walnuts or cashews. Just replace the 1 lb of pecans with 1 lb of nut of your choice. 

You can use candied pecans for snacking, or in the following recipes:

  • mix in yogurt
  • add to a fruit bowl
  • on top of sweet potato pie or pecan pie
  • include in homemade trail mix
  • as a salad topping (they’re especially tasty in kale salad)

For more pecan recipes, try:

Candied Pecans Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Want your house to smell like a big holiday hug? Make these candied pecans and get ready for the tastiest smell to fill your home!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 371 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 250°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl mix together sugar, cinnamon and salt
  • In a separate medium sized bowl whisk together the egg white and vanilla until frothy.
  • Mix the pecans into the egg froth and then add the sugar mixture. Toss until evenly coated.
  • Evenly spread the coated pecans over the baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour until they are an even brown. Be sure to stir them every 15-20 minutes.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow, I could sit & eat way more than I should! They are so tasty!! I think I will make more & put them in jars for gifts!

  2. 5 stars
    Lol i just left a comment for your candied almonds saying i wanted to try candied pecans. Perfect christmas treat!