Maple Brown Sugar Pecans

Sweet and salty, this Maple Brown Sugar Pecans recipe is a great treat to have on hand during the holidays! Make a batch today, for snacking or sprinkling on salads!

Maple Brown sugar candied pecans in a light blue bowl on a wooden surface.

Can you believe Christmas is only a week away? Are you ready? Have you finished your shopping? Your wrapping? Your meal planning??

Last year we spent the holiday in Key West. My son was deployed, and in an effort to change things up, we went away over the holidays. It was so stress free! We took the kids’ gifts with us, and decorated our hotel room for Christmas. Then enjoyed the sunshine on a day when we are normally freezing, haha!

This year, I’ve got all my kids coming home. It’s funny when you enter a new phase in life, and learn to appreciate small things. Like, requests from the kids for specific meals and snacks while they are home for the holidays.

Fisher nuts pecan halves baked with a brown sugar maple coating and served in a light blue bowl.

One thing my kids love is roasted, sugared pecans. I only make them over the holidays, and I make a HUGE batch of them to last us for a few weeks.

We eat them straight up or sprinkle them on salads (like this Copycat Panera Strawberry Salad recipe).

Of course, I only use the best products. This is my fourth year working with Fisher Nuts, and I absolutely love the flavor and texture of their nuts.

I love the resealable bags, perfect for snacking on the go. Fisher Nuts are fresh out of the shells and preservative free, as well as non-GMO certified. Our holiday’s aren’t complete without a pantry filled with blue bags of Fisher Nuts!

In the past, I’ve made Cinnamon Candied Pecans. Classic, right? I wanted to change things up this year, of course I can’t stray too far from my kid’s favorites for fear of them revolting, haha!

Maple Brown Sugar Pecans.

I added MAPLE flavoring (not syrup) to the mixture to give it a toffee, caramely flavor. I also swapped out some of the granulated sugar for brown sugar to give it more depth in flavor. This is the perfect sweet and salty snack!

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Yield: 2 lb pecans

Maple Brown Sugar Pecans

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

Sweet and salty, this Maple Brown Sugar Pecans recipe is a great treat to have on hand during the holidays! Make a batch today, for snacking or sprinkling on salads!


  • 2 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp maple flavoring
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 lb Fisher Nuts Pecan Halves


  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Line a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until frothy, for about a minute using a whisk. Add in sugars, maple flavoring, cinnamon and salt. Mix again until well combined.
  3. Fold in pecans, mixing until completely coated.
  4. Pour pecans onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool completely. Store in an airtight container (or gallon sized ziploc bag), for about 1-2 weeks. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on December 18, 2017

Comments & Reviews

  1. You can make this same recipe and a little bit healthier and with only 4 ingredients. By using Pure Maple syrup, cinnamon, kosher salt and pecans.

    1. Yes, I did the first time I made it, it turned out well, but the maple-flavor was obscure. The syrup is not very concentrated.

  2. These are fantastic!! I used pyure and coconut sugar in place of sugar and brown sugar. Turned out great. The maple extract gives it a nice rich flavor.

  3. Last made these for a bake sale at church tomorrow. My husband, my official taster, have these two enthusiastic thumbs up. I don’t like nuts, but these smell divine! They are also super easy to make.

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