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Candied Pecans

Simple, easy and delicious! This candied pecan recipe is great for holiday snacking, gifting or just enjoying on a long weekend!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candied pecans, christmas baking, holiday baking, holiday snacks, homemade pecans, pecan snacks, pecans, thanksgiving baking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 People
Author Elizabeth


  • 1 Lb Halved Pecans (About 4 cups)
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Tsp Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

  3. In another large bowl, combine egg white, vanilla extract and water. Beat with a whisk by hand until the mix becomes frothy. Make sure that the mixture is very frothy before adding the pecans.
  4. Once frothy, pour pecans into the bowl and mix until all pecans are coated with egg white mixture.
  5. Add sugar and cinnamon mixture into the bowl with the pecans. Mix well until all pecans are coated with the sugar mixture.

  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour pecans on baking sheet and make sure pecans are spread out evenly.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, tossing the pecans every 15 minutes to ensure pecans are baked evenly. Remove from oven and allow set out until cooked completely. These can be stored for up to a month (but I don’t think they’ll last that long!)