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A bowl filled with homemade candied pecans.

Candied Pecans

This recipe for candied pecans is pecan halves coated in a sweet cinnamon sugar mixture and baked to crispy and crunchy perfection. Candied pecans are perfect for salads, snacking or package them up for a fun homemade gift idea!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 253kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 8 ounces pecan halves


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a sheet pan with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Place the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg white with the water until the mixture is frothy. Pour the pecans into the egg white mixture and toss to coat. Pour in the cinnamon sugar mixture and stir until nuts are thoroughly coated in the sugar.
  • Place the nuts in a single layer on the sheet pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through the baking time, until the coating on the nuts has hardened.
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container until ready for use.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 151mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g