Candied Pecans Recipe (Cinnamon Sugar Pecans)

12.01.2018

These Candied Pecans are one of my favorite treats ever! These deliciously sweet and crunchy pecans are so easy to make, they have a tempting cinnamon flavor, they’re perfect for parties and gifts and everyone always loves them!

Candied Pecans in a white serving bowl.

The Best Candied Pecan Recipe!

Lets just start out by saying these things are dangerous! Who knew such simple ingredients could make something so tempting and addictive?

I started making the cinnamon sugar almonds like 10 years ago and I hadn’t even tried any other nut until today. Because I was out of almonds :).

And guess what? I actually like the pecans even better because they have a more delicate and melt-away crunch than the almonds do and they have more cracks and crevices for the sugar mixture to coat.

I can nearly guarantee you, if you take these to a party they will be gone in no time. They’re cinnamon caramel flavor coating is insanely delicious. And you’re going to love how easy they are to make.

Short list of ingredients, simple prep – we need more recipes like this during the holidays. Enjoy!

Candied Pecans on a baking sheet after baking.

Ingredients for Candied Pecans

I love that this recipe calls for basic pantry staples you  likely already have on hand! You’ll need:

  • Pecan halves
  • Egg white
  • Vanilla
  • White sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt

How do You Make Candied Pecans?

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • In a large bowl whisk egg white with water and vanilla until very frothy.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add pecans to egg white mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  • Pour half of the sugar mixture over pecans and toss several times then add remaining sugar mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  • Pour coated pecans over a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool then store in an airtight container.

Candied Pecans Recipe

Can I Use Another Type of Nut?

Almonds are another delicious choice here that will work great too.

How Long do They Keep?

I’m no food safety expert so to be on the safe side I’d say the shelf life is about 1 week (since there’s egg).

Can I Freeze Them?

For longer shelf life you can freeze these for a month.

Close up image of one candied pecan showing sugary coating.

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Candied Pecans (Cinnamon Sugar Pecans)

4.95 from 19 votes

One of my favorite treats ever! These deliciously sweet and crunchy pecans are so easy to make, they have a tempting cinnamon flavor, they're perfect for parties and gifts and everyone always loves them!

Servings: 16 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pecan halves
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, vigorously whisk egg white with water and vanilla until very frothy. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add pecans to egg white mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  2. Pour half of the sugar mixture over pecans and toss several times then add remaining sugar mixture and toss until evenly coated. Pour coated pecans over a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool then store in an airtight container.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted from allrecipes.com
Nutrition Facts
Candied Pecans (Cinnamon Sugar Pecans)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 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 2.1%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candied Pecans, How to Make Candied Pecans
Calories: 240 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

120 comments

  • Jill Y: Great recipe! This was exactly the taste I expected. January 3, 2019 at 8:28pm Reply

  • Tina: My family and I love these!!! I am almost sorry I made them because they request them every Christmas, lol!!! They are delicious!!! December 24, 2018 at 3:07pm Reply

  • Tina: My family and I love these!!! I am almost sorry I made them because they request them every Christmas, lol!!! December 24, 2018 at 10:20am Reply

  • Karie: Can this same recipe be used, but with almonds instead of pecans? December 5, 2018 at 12:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that would be fine. December 8, 2018 at 11:29pm Reply

  • Theresa J Winchester: Delicious! And simple to make! I’ve made these many times! November 16, 2018 at 12:50pm Reply

  • Angela Plummer: I substituted the white sugar for coconut sugar and they are amazing!! August 12, 2018 at 3:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your review! August 13, 2018 at 12:37pm Reply

  • Melissa: How long do these keep for? April 30, 2018 at 12:52pm Reply

  • Jennifer: Absolutely delicious March 31, 2018 at 11:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your feedback! April 2, 2018 at 3:20pm Reply

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