How To Make Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans are the perfect topping for salads, desserts, a great food gift and the most irresistible snack! These easy to make Candied Pecans are coated with delicious cinnamon-sugar and are guaranteed to become a family favorite!

Author: Kathy McDaniel
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Candied Pecans in different containers on a wooden surface.
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  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 12 ounces pecan halves


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease it with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar, brown sugar, ground cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites with 1 tablespoon of water until lightly frothy. 

  4. Add the pecans into the bowl with the egg white mixture and mix well. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the pecans. Mix until evenly coated.

  5. Spread the pecans on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring a couple of times during the baking process. Remove from the oven and allow the pecans to cool on the baking sheet before serving.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 297kcal
Fat: 24g
Saturated fat: 2g
Sodium: 64mg
Potassium: 151mg
Carbohydrates: 20g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 16g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A: 20%
Vitamin C: 0.4%
Calcium: 32%
Iron: 0.9%
Keyword: Candied Nuts, Candied Pecans
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