Candied pecans in a glass bowl with a red ribbon.
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Candied Pecans

Delicious Candied Pecans are great for topping on salads, desserts, giving as holiday gifts, or just for a sweet treat to snack on.  This easy candied pecans recipe can be made on the stovetop or baked in the oven.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 995kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 ounces unsalted pecans halves , (about 4 cups)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon water


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt to a bowl and stir to combine.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat the egg white, vanilla, and water until stiff peaks form.
  • Add the pecans to the egg whites mixture and gently toss to coat. Add the cinnamon sugar mixture and stir gently until the pecans are well coated.
  • Spread the pecans into a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the pecans to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • When completely cool, store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.


Directions for making candied pecans on the stove top, and for storing them, are found above in the post.
Adapted from Two Peas and their Pod


Calories: 995kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 81g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3.2mg