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Candied Pecans in a Holiday Gift Jar
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5 from 31 votes

Easy Candied Pecans Recipe

This Easy Candied Pecans Recipe is the BEST! These are great for topping on salads, desserts, giving as holiday gifts, or just for a sweet treat to snack on.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Jill


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


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg white, vanilla, and water together until frothy. Add in the pecans and gently mix until the pecans are well coated. Add the sugar and cinnamon mixture and toss until pecans are covered.
  • Spread the pecans out in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. The sugar mixture will harden on the pecans.
  • Remove from the oven and let the pecans cool on the baking sheet. When completely cool, store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.


Serving: 10g | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg