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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 Easy Candied Almonds before, you’ll know how tasty these candied pecans are!

Candied pecans spilling out of a glass jar.

We Love Candied Pecans!

Needing a good holiday snack to munch on? These candied pecans are the ultimate snack for the holidays and way better than anything you find at the store!

Why we love them:

  • Simple. These are prepped in minutes with only a handful of ingredients!
  • Delicious. These sweet, cinnamony, and crunchy pecans are so addicting.
  • Perfect for sharing. I love having a big bowl of these on hand somewhere in my house – they don’t last long! They are also great as neighbor gifts for Christmas.

For gifting, package them up in clear bags and tie them with a bow. So simple!

Pecans in a white bowl.

Ingredients

  • sugar
  • cinnamon – or use an equal or less amount of nutmeg, cloves, or ginger or use a blend like Pumpkin Pie Spice or apple pie spice. Balance out the sweetness with a bit of cayenne pepper. 
  • salt
  • egg white
  • vanilla extract
  • pecans halves This recipe works for nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or cashews. Just replace the 1 pound of pecans with 1 pound of the nut of your choice.
Pecans being coated in a cinnamon and sugar mixture.

How to Make Candied Pecans

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

Recipe Tips

  • Even cook. Toss the pecans every 15-20 minutes during the hour they are baking. This will help them turn an even brown and not burn.
  • Serving suggestions. Use candied nuts for snacking, or in the following recipes:

Storing Info

  • STORE your best-candied pecans in airtight containers like plastic Ziploc bags or Tupperware. Keep at room temperature for 2-3 weeks or in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.
  • FREEZE. Once cool, place the pecans in a freezer-safe Ziploc and store for up to 2 months. Simple candied pecans thaw out nicely and taste just as fresh as the day you made them.
Easy candied pecans being poured from a glass jar.

For More Pecan Sweets:

 

5 from 11 votes

Candied Pecans Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
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!
Servings: 10
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound pecans halves

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 even brown. Be sure to stir them every 15-20 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 63mg, Potassium: 191mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 25IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Kristyn

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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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Lol i just left a comment for your candied almonds saying i wanted to try candied pecans. Perfect christmas treat!

  2. 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!