Candied Pecans

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  • Delicious candied pecans coated in an amazing cinnamon sugar glaze. The best combo of sweet, salty, soft and crunchy. Perfect for snacking, gift giving and adding to recipes!

    Homemade candied pecans make such a great gift during the holiday season. They’re sweet, easy and have a wonderful cinnamon sugar flavor. Microwave caramels, fudge, peppermint bark and toffee also make great Christmas gifts as well.

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    Easy candied pecans

    If you like pecans, you will love these easy candied pecans! They have such a yummy cinnamon sugar flavor and are the best combo of sweet, salty, soft and crunchy. Plus they’re so easy to make, too!

    Candied pecans are so versatile and can be used so many ways! Add them to salads, trail mix, desserts or simply grab a handful (or two) for snacking. I sometimes even switch up the spices I use based on what I have on hand. So simple, flavorful and delicious!

    These easy candied pecans also make a great gift idea for the holidays! I like to add them to cellophane bags or treat boxes and add a festive Christmas gift tag. I’m sure your neighbors, teachers, friends, etc would adore you for giving these candied pecans out. Definitely give them a try!

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    Ingredients for candied pecans recipe

    You’ll need the simple ingredients below to get started. Sometimes I even switch up the spices a little depending on what I’m in the mood for, like adding a splash of vanilla extract or some pumpkin pie spice. :)

    • Pecans
    • Sugar
    • Cinnamon
    • Salt
    • Egg white
    • Water

    How to make candied pecans

    Scroll down for the printable candied pecans recipe.

    1. Preheat oven to 300º F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg white and water. Then pour in pecans and stir.
    3. In a smaller bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon and salt and then pour mixture over pecans. Stir until all pecans are well coated.
    4. Spread pecans out on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until caramelized. Stir halfway through.
    5. Pour onto wax paper to cool. Enjoy!

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    How to candy pecans on the stove

    You can easily make this candied pecans recipe on the stove, too. Just add all ingredients (except the pecans) to a non-stick skillet and cook over medium-heat for about 1 to 2 minutes. You want the sugar to dissolve and the mixture to bubble. Then add the pecans to the skillet and cook for an additional 3 minutes or so, until all pecans are coated and caramelized. Remove from heat and pour onto wax paper to cool.

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    How long do candied pecans last?

    These candied pecans will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2-3 weeks. Before storing, make sure your pecans have cooled completely. If you store them while still warm, your candied pecans could end up soggy.

    candied pecans

    Candied Pecans Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: candied pecans
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 247
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Delicious candied pecans coated in an amazing cinnamon sugar glaze. The best combo of sweet, salty, soft and crunchy. Perfect for snacking, gift giving and adding to recipes!


    • 1 egg white
    • 1 Tablespoon water
    • 1 pound shelled pecan halves
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt


    • Preheat oven to 300º F. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and set aside.
    • Beat egg white and water with a whisk in a large bowl. Pour in pecans and stir well until coated.
    • In a smaller bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour over pecans and stir until every pecan is well coated.
    • Pour on prepared cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the sugar has caramelized. Stir halfway through.
    • Pour onto wax paper to cool and then enjoy!


    Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.8mg

    Originally written by Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy.

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