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Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans two ways! Savory for use in salads and sweet for snacking and gifting! These oven baked nuts are easy, ultra crunchy, and foolproof!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

Savory Candied Pecans for Salads

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 (16 oz) bag pecan halves

Sweet Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans for Snacking & Gifting

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (16 oz) bag pecan halves

Instructions

Savory Candied Pecans for Salad

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat. 

  • Mix sugar and salt in a gallon sized ziplock baggie.

  • Use a hand mixer to whisk egg white and water together in a separate bowl until VERY frothy.*
  • Toss pecans in the egg white mixture.
  • Pour nuts into bag, seal, and shake to combine.
  • Spread coated pecans into an even layer onto prepared baking sheet. 
Bake for one hour in the preheated oven, stirring every 15-30 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking them up and storing them in a sealed container.

Sweet Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans for Snacking & Gifting

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat.
  • Use a hand mixer to whisk egg white and vanilla together in a separate bowl until VERY frothy.*
  • Mix both sugars, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a gallon sized ziplock baggie.

  • Toss pecans in the egg white mixture.
  • Pour nuts into bag, seal, and shake to combine.
  • Spread coated pecans into an even layer onto prepared baking sheet. 
Bake for one hour in the preheated oven, stirring every 15-30 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking them up and storing them in a sealed container.

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Notes

*Really whip the egg whites until VERY frothy, they should quadruple (if not more) in size. This helps coat the pecans better and makes them crunchier.

Nutrition

Serving: 1oz | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg