Cinnamon Sugared Pecans {Candied Pecans}


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I know, this totally looks like a Christmas post. Yeah, it basically is BUT you should be making these all year long. Not just during the holidays (plus all you pin crazy people (like myself) I see you pinning Christmas everything already :). So basically I’m posting this recipe so you can start indulging a little early.

These are one of the greatest snacks of all time. I began making the cinnamon sugar almonds like 10 years ago (and have made them at least two times a year since) and I hadn’t even tried any other nut until today. Because I was out of almonds :). 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-like 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!


Cinnamon Sugared Pecans | Cooking Classy

Cinnamon Sugared Pecans | Cooking Classy

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Cinnamon Sugared Pecans

4.94 from 16 votes

These cinnamon sugared pecans are the perfect snack for movie night!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon pecans, sugared pecans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 492 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 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


  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
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Sugared Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Potassium 238mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 27g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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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