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This classic Candied Pecans recipe is a great addition to your Holiday festivities. Great as a crunchy snack, on salads, as part of a charcuterie board or as a homemade gift. Made with cinnamon sugar and a few other warm spices, this EASY and simple recipe is sure to be a hit!
Candied Pecans + Praline Pecans, What’s the Difference?
Praline Pecans typically have a deep caramel flavor from caramelized sugar while Candied Pecans are coated and cooked with egg whites and sugar.
How to Make Candied Pecans
For full recipe details, including ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card below. Here is step by step what you can expect making this recipe:
Preheat Oven + Prep Baking Sheets
Preheat oven. Line 1 large or 2 small baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Whisk Egg White + Water, Then Add Pecans to Coat
In large bowl, whisk egg white and water. Add pecans to bowl and stir to coat thoroughly.
Combine Spices + Sprinkle Over Pecans
In a separate bowl combine sugar, clove, allspice, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle sugar and spice mixture over pecans and stir to coat thoroughly.
Spread on Baking Sheet + Bake
Spread evenly on baking sheet(s). Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
Loosen Pecans From Baking Sheet + Allow to Cool
Immediately loosen pecans from baking sheets by shaking or using a spatula. Allow to completely cool before storing.
Storing Candied Pecans
Store pecans in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
Once the nuts have completely cooled, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet, then place it in the freezer for a few hours or even overnight. When completely frozen, transfer the nuts to ziploc freezer bags. Freeze flat for up to two months. Thaw in the refrigerator when ready to use.
Uses for Candied Pecans
Enjoy them as a snack, give them as a neighbor gift, add them to your seasonal salads, use them as an ice cream topping, or bake them into your next batch of pumpkin bread. The possibilities are endless!
More Recipes with Nuts to Try!
- Baked Brie Recipe with Brown Sugar Hazelnuts
- Pecan Pie Recipe
- Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler
- Pumpkin Cake Recipe with Walnuts
The printable recipe is below. Be sure to save, print, bookmark or share this recipe. Enjoy!
- 1 egg white slightly beaten
- 2 tbsp cold water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground clove
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 cups pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 250° F.
- Line 1 large or 2 small baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- In large bowl, whisk egg white and water.
- Add pecans to bowl and stir to coat thoroughly.
- In a separate bowl combine sugar, clove, allspice, cinnamon and salt.
- Sprinkle sugar and spice mixture over pecans and stir to coat thoroughly.
- Spread evenly on baking sheet(s).
- Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
- Immediately loosen pecans from baking sheets by shaking or using a spatula.
- Allow to completely cool and store in an airtight container.
You can put sugar mixture in a zip lock bag and add pecans to the bag and shake bag to coat and then put on baking sheet