Sweet Candied Pecans

These sweet Candied Pecans are so delicious you won’t be able to stop eating them! Easy to make homemade candied pecans are cinnamon sugar-coated nuts that are baked to a sweet and crunchy finish. If the taste doesn’t get you the aromas coming from your kitchen will!

Sweet Candied Pecans | 2 Cookin Mamas These sweet Candied Pecans are so delicious you won't be able to stop eating them! Easy to make homemade candied pecans are cinnamon sugar-coated nuts that are baked to a sweet and crunchy finish. If the taste doesn't get you the aromas coming from your kitchen will! #pecans #candied #snack #cinnamonsugar #recipe #easyrecipe #christmas #holidayhomemadegifts #christmas #homemade

I love making homemade gifts for Christmas to give to family and friends. My Rosemary Olive Oil is always popular as is my Christmas Crack but these Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans is the one that everyone asks for year after year.

Candied Pecans bowlful square

I bet you’ve smelled these baking while walking in the mall or wafting through the hall at business conventions. They always make me start salivating and definitely make me smile. Maybe it’s the sweet aroma or maybe it just brings to mind happy memories.

Totally & deliciously addictive!

Of course it doesn’t hurt that they are so deliciously addictive! I think the package should come with a warning. They are super easy to make with only 5 ingredients total. Well, 6 if you count the salt. And the hardest thing you’ll have to do is wait for them to get done baking in the oven because the smell will drive you crazy. I know, it happens to me all the time. 🙂

Candied Pecans overhead

Check out the easy steps to making your new favorite snack.

Candied Pecans Steps 1-4

  1. Beat the egg whites with a whisk til frothy.
  2. Whisk in vanilla extract.
  3. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Pour pecans into whipped egg whites.

Candied Pecans Steps 5-8

  1. Stir to make sure all pecans are well coated.
  2. Pour coated pecans into cinnamon sugar mixture.
  3. Stir again to coat each and every one.
  4. Pour onto prepared cookie sheet.

Candied Pecans baked

Bake for 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes. Take out and let cool. I’m telling you, these little sugar-coated nuts bake up so sweet and crunchy that you’ll have a hard time keeping them in the house longer than a day. (I suggest you hide some for yourself – just sayin’)

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These nuts are great to package up in a jar with a ribbon around it for Christmas gifts or set out for munchies during a holiday party. And they’re not just for Christmas! I make them all year long for snacking to as a topping for salads, like my Spinach Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad. Yum!

Enjoy!

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

These sweet Candied Pecans are so delicious you won't be able to stop eating them! Easy to make homemade candied pecans are cinnamon sugar-coated nuts that are baked to a sweet and crunchy finish. If the taste doesn't get you the aromas coming from your kitchen will!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: candied pecans, Christmas, easy recipe, homemade, pecans, recipe, snack
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 246 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pound pecan halves
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Prepare cookie sheet by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whip egg white and water together until frothy, stir in vanilla.
  3. In another large bowl, mix sugar, salt and cinnamon together.
  4. Drop pecans into egg white mixture and stir to coat. 
  5. Remove pecans from egg mixture and toss into sugar/cinnamon mixture and toss to coat well.

  6. Place in a single layer on prepared cookie sheet and bake in oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Let cool then store in airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Potassium 119mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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These sweet Candied Pecans are so delicious you won't be able to stop eating them! Easy to make homemade candied pecans are cinnamon sugar-coated nuts that are baked to a sweet and crunchy finish. If the taste doesn't get you the aromas coming from your kitchen will! #pecans #candied #snack #cinnamonsugar #recipe #easyrecipe #christmas #holidayhomemadegifts #christmas #homemade

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    dianeroark
    04/16/2014 at 7:23 pm

    Oh, How I love these Pecans. I eat way to many of them. Your sound and look delicious.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread com

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/16/2014 at 9:53 pm

      I know just how you feel! Dangerous to have in the house but they do taste so good on a spinach, strawberry & goat cheese salad.

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