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Candied Pecans

Sweet and crunchy Candied Pecans are so easy to make and even easier to eat! With just a handful of ingredients, this delightfully easy recipe makes for a delicious holiday gift and is the perfect topping for desserts, breakfasts, and salads! This really is the best candied pecan recipe you'll ever try!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword candied pecans, candied pecans recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 248kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1 pound pecan halves unsalted (16 ounces or approximately 4 cups)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 300F. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg white, vanilla extract, and water until foamy, about 2 minutes. Fold in pecans and stir until completely coated in egg white mixture.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour over the top of the pecans and toss until pecans are completely coated in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Spread the pecans onto the prepared baking in a single layer. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes stirring after the first 15 minutes, then every 10 minutes thereafter until the sugar mixture has hardened.
  • Remove the candied pecans from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container.



Pecans will be good for 2 weeks at room temperature and can be frozen for up to 4 months.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg