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Homemade Candied Pecans

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These candied pecans are made with just a few simple ingredients and perfect for a sweet treat or gift for friends and family!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candied pecans
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 12 servings
Author Danielle


  • 4 cups (1 pound) pecan halves
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) water
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add the pecans to a large mixing bowl and set aside. Add the egg white and water to a separate bowl and whisk together until well combined and frothy. Pour the egg white mixture onto the pecans and stir until all of the pecans are fully coated.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the cinnamon sugar mixture over the pecans and stir until all of the pecans are fully coated.
  • Spread the pecans onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 300°F (150°C) for 45 minutes, stirring the pecans every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.



Candied pecans may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
Freezing Instructions: Candied pecans will freeze well for up to 3 months in a freezer bag or airtight container, thaw to room temperature before serving.