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Candied Cinnamon Pecans

Crunchy and sweet Candied Cinnamon Pecans are a welcome treat anytime of year! Add these candied nuts to your holiday baking list or roast a batch whenever you need a tasty treat to share with loved ones.

Candied Cinnamon Pecans: a delicious snack that everyone LOVES!!

Cinnamon Pecans

Lightly sweet and spiced with cinnamon, these candied nuts are a less rich holiday treat option in a time of year when fudge and truffles are dominating the dessert tables.

My dad makes these pecans every year. They are simply addictive.

The cinnamon sugar coating gets baked on (thanks to some egg whites), and the result is a crunchy candied pecan. 

I’ll put a bowl of these candied cinnamon pecans out whenever I have guests over this time of year and there’s never a single nut leftover. 

These pecans are quite tasty tossed on a salad too, if you find yourself with any extras after the holidays. (I know, crazy right? Extras?).

Candied Cinnamon Pecans

Sure, you could just buy a bag of candied nuts from the store but the flavor is SO much better when they come from your own oven. Plus, the delightful cinnamon smell that’ll fill your house is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. 

Candied Pecans Recipe

These nuts are a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and a LOT delicious. 

To make Candied Cinnamon Pecans, you need . . . 

  • pecan halves
  • egg whites
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • salt

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How to Make Candied Nuts

STEP 1. Beat egg whites with a whisk for a minute until frothy. Add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Beat again. Fold in pecan halves until completely coated.

STEP 2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour pecans onto parchment and bake in a 225 degree oven for one hour. Stir pecans every 15 minutes. 

Remove and cool completely. Store in a ziploc bag or airtight container for 1-2 weeks. ENJOY!

Recipe Note: Don’t forget to stir the pecans every 15 minutes during baking. This keeps them from sticking and ensures even roasting on all sides. 

Homemade Candied Pecans

Looking for an easy homemade gift idea?

Place these nuts in a mason jar with a cute ribbon and tag. They’re a perfect hostess gift or teacher gift anytime of year. They don’t have to be just for the holidays! (If you ever come to a party at my house, I’ll never say no to a jar of cinnamon pecans.) 

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SUBSTITUTIONS

Change up the flavor and try this Maple Brown Sugar Candied Pecan recipe. You’ll love the rich nutty flavor paired with sweet brown sugar.

You can also try these Roasted Nuts with chipotle and rosemary. Such a unique pairing that is perfect any time of year!! Everyone will ask for this recipe.

Along with snacking on these and throwing them into salads, Candied Cinnamon Pecans would be a fabulous addition to a homemade cheese board at your holiday parties. 

Candied Cinnamon Pecans

Crunchy roasted pecans with a cinnamon candy coating are a delicious treat for the holidays or any time of year. 

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Yield: 24 servings

Candied Cinnamon Pecans

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Sugar and Cinnamon candied pecans for a sweet and salty treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 lb pecan halves
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Beat egg whites with a whisk for a minute until frothy. Add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Beat again. Fold in pecan halves until completely coated.
  2. Line a 15x10x1 baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour pecans onto parchment and bake in a 225 degree oven for one hour. Stir pecans ever 15 minutes.
  3. Remove and cool completely. Store in a ziploc bag or airtight container for 1-2 weeks. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
Candied Cinnamon Pecans: a delicious snack that everyone LOVES!!

Recipe originally published December 23, 2012.

Crunchy and sweet Candied Cinnamon Pecans are a welcome treat anytime of year! Add these candied nuts to your holiday baking list or roast a batch whenever you need a tasty treat to share with loved ones.

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Comments & Reviews

  1. I’m a “SWeet-holic”, Sweets, before REAL FOOD‼️‼️‼️ It doesn’t need to be a Holiday, to make these, have already made them, right after getting the email. I Love them,!!! They are always available at flea markets, and fairs, I always buy some, BUT these beat them, by mile! Your recipe Rocks!!!!!
    I have made 4 5 different recipes from your website, ALL Awesome‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

  2. All I can say is, if you’re from the South and move to Canada bring money or you won’t be eating any southern foods. Bought pecans yesterday to make these, and 2 lbs. cost $40!

  3. Gosh, I would adore these if I wasn’t allergic to nuts but those eggnog doughnuts sound like a winner for sure tomorrow morning.

  4. I am almost ready…still have cards to mail (big fail there this year) and presents to wrap! My sweet teeth are ready for all the Christmas goodies. I’ll be waiting for you to throw a package out the door as you pass me next week;-)

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