Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


An easy gift for the holidays! Sweet and flavored with cinnamon and sugar, these candied pecans are an addicting snack that’s perfect for a crowd.



  • 2/3 cup light or dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound (4 cups) pecans, halved
  • 1 egg white, room temperature and lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine pecans and egg white and toss until pecans are evenly coated.
  4. Add sugar mixture to bowl with pecans and stir/toss to combine.
  5. Pour pecan mixture onto prepared baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, stirring them after the first 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let the pecans cool on the baking sheet until cooled. Transfer to an airtight container to store until ready to serve. Enjoy!


  • Can’t or don’t want to use egg whites? Substitute 3 tablespoons aquafaba.
  • Make sure you are using raw pecan halves, and not seasoned or salted ones.
  • Feel free to add other spices if you want to switch up the flavor – maybe a little nutmeg, ginger, or even a pinch of paprika.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: candied pecans, cinnamon sugar pecans

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