Candied pecans don’t need to be intimidating! I’m sharing all the tips and tricks for making this delicious and easy snack! This candied pecan recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and crunchy, with a hint of cinnamon! You won’t be able to stop after eating just one!  

Candied pecans overflowing 2 glass jars

Once upon a time, I used to purchase candied pecans from a store.

Not anymore.

Making candied pecans is simple to do and saves you money. Yes. It SAVES you money! A store bought bag of 8 ounces of candied pecans cost me between $7-8 dollars. That’s not cheap folks. Instead of purchasing sugared pecans pre-made, lets make our OWN!

Two close up of photos of pecans, the left is covered in an egg white mixture, and the right photo shows pecans covered in the sugar coating mixture.

Left: pecans covered in the egg white mixture. Right: pecans covered in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

How to make candied pecans

Candied pecans require very few ingredients. The first ingredient one might think of when they envision candied pecans is most likely sugar. Yes, sugar is a very important ingredient in this recipe, but in order to get that sugar to stick to the pecans we need an adhering agent. This is where the egg white comes in.

Take the pecans and toss them in the frothy egg white mixture. Once the pecans are evenly coated toss them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

After the pecans are fully coated in the yummy sugar mixture transfer them to a baking sheet. Bake the pecans for 25-30 minutes. Let cool and then dig in!

Sugared pecans scattered on a baking sheet

What can you eat with candied pecans?

Soooo many things! These cinnamon sugared pecans are the perfect grab-and-go snack for yourself and your kids. (My son devoured these, by the way).

These pecans pair perfectly with salad. Any salad for that matter, but I’m partial to having them on a spinach salad with a poppy seed or fruit flavored vinaigrette.

Cinnamon sugar pecans are delicious in a yogurt parfait, in oatmeal, or atop ice cream.

I dare say, you could be a generous and selfless person by gifting these sugared pecans to friends, neighbors, and family during the holiday season. Yes, I know, it’s hard to part with this delicious snack; however, the recipients will be so grateful you shared! They will be coming to your home for more and begging you for the recipe!

Glass jar filled with candied pecans

You’re officially ready to get in the kitchen and whip up a batch of these yourself! Lets recap a few key points that set this candied pecans recipe apart from the rest.

Why you’ll love this recipe

They taste DELICIOUS!

Great to have on hand for salads or a quick snack.

They’re easy to make! 35 minutes from start to finish to be exact!

Your home will smell INCREDIBLE! Cinnamon sugar mixed with a nutty aroma… what more could you want?!

Candied pecans in a glass jar.

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Candied Pecans

This Candied Pecans Recipe will become a well utilized recipe in your stockpile! These sugared pecans are delicious atop salads, yogurt, ice cream, and as a grab-and-go snack! 
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4 cups


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 16 oz pecan halves
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease a baking sheet or line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, whip together the egg white and water until frothy.
  • In a second medium bowl combine the sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Mix to combine. Set aside.
  • Add the pecans to the egg white mixture. Stir to evenly coat the pecans. 
  • Transfer the egg white coated pecans to the cinnamon sugar mixture and toss to coat until all of the pecans are evenly covered. 
  • Spread the nuts on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake at 300°F for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven, let cool. Store in an airtight container. 


Serving: 4gCalories: 887kcal (44%)Carbohydrates: 41.24g (14%)Protein: 11.32g (23%)Fat: 81.64g (126%)
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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