Candied Pecans

An easy sweet classic candied pecan recipe made with a few ingredients. Perfect for gift giving and treat for the holidays.

An easy sweet classic candied pecan recipe made with a few ingredients. Perfect for gift giving and treat for the holidays.

There are a few recipes that have been handed down to me I cherish, but these Candied Pecans are my favorite. 

We always had an abundance of pecans from the fall and my dad would sit for hours cracking the nuts for us to use in our recipes. He didn’t mind all the work because he knew in the end that he was going to get a sweet treat out of it.

An easy sweet classic candied pecan recipe made with a few ingredients. Perfect for gift giving and treat for the holidays.

I remember my mom making them for the holidays and how much my dad loved them. Not too sweet and the wonderful crunch of the pecan.

I love these nuts for a quick snack in the afternoon, great for work, and share at a holiday meal. These would also make a great gift by putting them in a mason jar with a cute label.

An easy sweet classic candied pecan recipe made with a few ingredients. Perfect for gift giving and treat for the holidays.
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5 from 8 votes

Candied Pecans

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: candy
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Tammy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 lb pecan halves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
  • Whisk egg white and water together in a separate bowl until frothy. Toss pecans in the egg white mixture. Mix sugar mixture into pecan mixture until pecans are evenly coated. Spread coated pecans onto a baking sheet. I lay parchment paper on the baking sheet to keep them from sticking.
  • Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned, 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the pecans to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • When completely cool, store in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 1 month.
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Enjoy,

Tammy

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16 Comments

  1. What a sweet memory! I remember my FIL cracking pecans so they could be used in sweet treats at Christmas.

  2. Booyah! That looks so good! I’m a huge fan of candied pecans. I grew up in the south, and these are a classic treat down there.5 stars

  3. I love these so much. I tend to buy them already made, but I should try and make them myself.5 stars

  4. My grandmother lived in Northern Florida and used to send us pecans for a holiday treat. I need to make some candied pecans this year.5 stars

  5. I have always wanted to make these. I definitely need to try your recipe. It’s about time I give them a try.

  6. Yum! I love Candied Pecans so much! And this recipe is such a huge thing for me. I will definitely make more.5 stars

  7. These look amazing. I don’t eat pecans much but when I do, I like them candied. Thanks for the suggestion to make them for the holidays.

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