candied pecans covered in cinnamon + sugar
Want your house to smell like a big holiday hug? Make these candied pecans and get ready to fill your home with the most delicious smell!
If you’ve made our candied almonds before, I’m sure you can imagine how delicious these candied pecans are! They are very popular during Christmas and they make great gifts for neighbors.
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Need a good holiday snack to munch on? These candied pecans are the ultimate snack for the holidays! They’re super easy to make and better than anything you can buy at the store. These delicious pecans are best eaten right out of the oven. I love them when they are fresh and warm.
These are the most addictive snacks in the world. Sweet, cinnamon, crunchy, delicious! I like to keep a big bowl on hand somewhere in my house. They don’t last long around my house (because they’re so good!!) so we’re always filling up our bowls.
Candied pecans are also the perfect little gift for friends and neighbors during the holidays. Pack them in clear bags and tie them with bows!
How to Make Candied Pecans
These Spiced Pecans have just a few ingredients:
- pecan halves
Prepare. Preheat oven to 250°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
coat. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. In a separate medium bowl, whisk egg whites and vanilla extract until frothy. Mix the pecans into the egg foam, then add the sugar mixture. Toss everything away until the pecans are evenly coated.
bake. Spread the coated pecans evenly on the parchment paper on the baking sheet. Toast the pecans for 1 hour, until they are evenly browned. Make sure to stir every 15-20 minutes. Take them out of the oven and start snacking!
make sure you are Toss pecans every 15-20 minutes during the time they bake. This will help them turn an even brown rather than burn.
Store pecans in an airtight container Like a plastic zip lock bag or a Tupperware. If stored properly and tightly closed, they will stay fresh and keep for 2-3 weeks at room temperature or 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator.
You can also freeze them If you want them to last longer. Once cooled, store pecans in a freezer-safe Ziploc for up to 2 months. They defrosted well and tasted as fresh as the day you made them.
This recipe works with nuts like almonds, walnuts, or cashews. Just replace 1 pound of pecans with 1 pound of nuts of your choice.
You can use candied pecans as a snack, or in the following recipes:
- Stir in yogurt
- add to a fruit bowl
- on sweet potato pie or pecan pie
- included in the homemade mix
- as salad toppings (they’re especially delicious in kale salads)
For more pecan recipes, try:
Prep time 10 minutes
1 hour cooking time
Calories 371 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 pound pecan halves
Preheat oven to 250°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl
In a separate medium bowl, whisk egg whites and vanilla extract until frothy.
Mix the pecans into the egg foam, then add the sugar mixture. Stir until evenly coated.
Spread the coated pecans evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, until they are evenly browned. Make sure to stir every 15-20 minutes.