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Candied Pecans

from kristineskitchenblog.com
Candied Pecans are a favorite treat for the holidays and you'll love this easy recipe. These Candied Pecans are tossed in a cinnamon sugar coating and then roasted until golden brown and crunchy. Enjoy them as a snack or salad topping, add them to a charcuterie board, or give them as a homemade gift.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 224kcal


  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups raw pecan halves 16 ounces


  • Preheat oven to 275° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a large bowl, vigorously whisk the egg white until foamy. Add the vanilla extract and whisk to combine. Add the pecans and stir to coat with the egg white.
  • Pour the sugar mixture over the pecans and stir until evenly coated.
  • Spread pecans in an even layer on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes and then use a spatula to toss and flip the pecans. Spread in an even layer again and continue baking for 17-20 more minutes, until pecans are fragrant and lightly toasted.
  • Let cool completely on the baking sheet. The sugar coating will harden as the pecans cool.


  • Pecans may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Or store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two months.


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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