Candied Pecans

This Candied Pecans recipe is the best I’ve tasted! A few simple ingredients like brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and egg and then it’s as easy as letting the oven do it’s magic. These make a tasty snack, or salad topped and are excellent holiday gifts!

This Candied Pecans recipe is the best I've tasted! A few simple ingredients like brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and egg and then it's as easy as letting the oven do it's magic. These make a tasty snack, or salad topped and are excellent holiday gifts!

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There are certain textures that I tend to gravitate towards and others that I’m not sad to miss out on. Mushiness, for example, is a texture that I have very little love for.

This Candied Pecans recipe is the best I've tasted! A few simple ingredients like brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and egg and then it's as easy as letting the oven do it's magic. These make a tasty snack, or salad topped and are excellent holiday gifts!

While I love oatmeal cookies and granola bars (and especially these Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookie Bars!) oatmeal on its own isn’t my idea of an enjoyable breakfast.

This Candied Pecans recipe is the best I've tasted! A few simple ingredients like brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and egg and then it's as easy as letting the oven do it's magic. These make a tasty snack, or salad topped and are excellent holiday gifts!

One texture I love is crunch. Potato chips. Dill pickles. French fries. Crispy foods that have a winning crunch are right in my wheelhouse.

So as you can imagine, Candied Pecans are also right in my wheelhouse. I mean what’s not to love about a crispy, sugary shell around a delicious pecan?

This Candied Pecans recipe is the best I've tasted! A few simple ingredients like brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and egg and then it's as easy as letting the oven do it's magic. These make a tasty snack, or salad topped and are excellent holiday gifts!

These Candied Pecans have so many delicious options for enjoying them. First of all, they’re excellent when you’re in the mood for a sweet snack!

These would be a festive holiday salad topper as well. And while I’m on the topic of holidays, wouldn’t these be an easy homemade gift? I know I’d be thrilled to receive these sweet confections!

They’d also be a great addition to add a bit of crunch to baked goods like pies (spoiler alert: I’ll talk a bit more about Candied Pecans and pies on Wednesday!).

This Candied Pecans recipe is the best I've tasted! A few simple ingredients like brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and egg and then it's as easy as letting the oven do it's magic. These make a tasty snack, or salad topped and are excellent holiday gifts!

One thing I love about these is how easy they are to make. Prep time took a whopping five minutes of my time and then I let the oven work it’s magic. It really was that easy!

I couldn’t be more excited to add this recipe to my go-to list. I have a big zipper bag of them hanging out in my pantry right now (though I can’t tell you how long they’ll last because I keep eating them!!).

This Candied Pecans recipe is the best I've tasted! A few simple ingredients like brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and egg and then it's as easy as letting the oven do it's magic. These make a tasty snack, or salad topped and are excellent holiday gifts!

Other great holiday treats:

Neapolitan Cookies

Slice and Bake Cookies

Chocolate Crinkles

Pecan Tarts

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Candied Pecans

5 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of shelled pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper (you can also give it a quick spray of cooking spray, though you shouldn't have to).
  2. Put the egg white into a bowl and whisk until it's foamy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract to the egg whites and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl mix brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until really well combined.
  5. Add the pecans to the egg white mixture. Toss until they are all lightly coated.
  6. Pour the sugar mixture over the pecans and toss them again until they're evenly coated in the sugar mixture.
  7. Spread the pecans onto your sheet pan in an even layer.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes, turning once.
  9. Enjoy!
Cuisine: Holiday, Christmas | Recipe Type: Dessert

Notes

These last a few weeks in your pantry in an air tight container.

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This Candied Pecans recipe is the best I've tasted! A few simple ingredients like brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and egg and then it's as easy as letting the oven do it's magic. These make a tasty snack, or salad topped and are excellent holiday gifts!

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    Karly
    September 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm Candied pecans are simple the best. One, they're delicious. STINKIN delicious. And two, they make the whole house smell like a wonderland. Can't wait to make the season's first batch! Karly recently posted...Slow Cooker ChiliMy Profile
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      Jessy
      September 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm I agree Karly- they're dangerously addictive!! I'm pretty sure I'll be making many more before the season is through!
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    B
    September 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm Made these today -- so delicious and much better than at the fairs!
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      Jessy
      September 27, 2017 at 9:49 am I'm so glad you loved them! I always smell them at the fairs from a mile away and can't resist them! I love that these make my house smell like them!
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    Melissa
    November 14, 2017 at 12:22 am I'd love to start making these now as part of Christmas gifts. Would they last until then? Or be ok to freeze and then bring to room temp when ready to gift?
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      Jessy
      November 14, 2017 at 9:19 am These are excellent xmas gifts! I've never tried freezing them but I suspect they may do well in the freezer. I just can't confirm since I haven't tested it. If you try it, please let me know how it works out (I'll be shooting a video of these soon so I'll give it a shot and update when I do).
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    Megan
    November 27, 2017 at 10:06 pm Candied pecans are a favorite in our house. Not sure why we only think of making them during the holidays.
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      Jessy
      November 28, 2017 at 10:20 am I have to agree with you, Megan. Candied Pecans need more all-year-around love.
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    Richa Gupta
    December 2, 2017 at 1:07 am Love these candied pecans, they look yum!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      December 3, 2017 at 11:22 pm Thanks Richa!
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    Debbie O
    December 10, 2017 at 11:45 am These come out delicious every time I make them. Love this recipe.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      December 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm So glad to hear that Debbie- me too! Enjoy :)

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