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Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

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Making your own Candied Pecans is easy! Just a few staple ingredients and you can have these sweet and addictive nuts in under an hour. Enjoy as a snack or add to your favorite salad for some sweet crunch.
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword candied nuts, snack, sweet treat, topping
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Calories 124
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch fine salt


  • Preheat your oven to 250°.
  • Separate the egg white from the yolk, keeping the whites in the bowl. Use the egg yolk for another purpose or discard. Firmly whisk the egg whites until frothy. Add in 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and whisk to combine.
  • To the vanilla egg whites, add the pecan halves. Toss well to coat.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the sugar with a pinch of fine salt. Transfer the coated pecans to the sugar, toss until coated with sugar.
  • Spread the nut mixture out into an even layer on a rimmed sheet pan that has been lined with parchment or a silicone mat.
  • Bake for 30 minutes on the middle rack of your preheated oven, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before serving or storing in a glass jar or container with a tight fitting lid.
  • Pecans should last 2 weeks at the least.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g