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Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans make the perfect snack. They also make great gifts!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Candied Pecans, Southern Candied Pecans
Servings: 3 cups


  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Whisk together the white sugar, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Mix the egg white with the vanilla extract in another bowl.
  • Put the pecans in the egg white and mix well with a spoon to coat all the pecans. Pour the pecans into the sugar mixture and mix until all the sugar has coated the nuts. Spread on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Bake in preheated 300 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Stirring well every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.


Store in airtight container for up to a month. You can double or triple the recipe or make as much as you like. This makes 3 cups.