Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans - Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt


I'm sorry to have been M.I.A. I had such big plans on continuing posting from Christmas to New Years, but Christmas morning my son and I came down with the flu bug. We're still fighting it. I think we both had a side infection to top it off. Lucian had an ear infection and I had sinusitis which is normal for me.

I know you're problem thinking that I should have back up posts just in case this kind of thing happened. I agree. My new years resolution is to work harder on my blog. One of the first things is to have a couple spare posts just in case I can't find the energy to function again. With a little guy and myself having a crappy immune system, having some spare posts is a must-have.

Candied Pecans - Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Back to these beautiful candied pecans. I LOVE these. There just can't be anything better than a crunchy cinnamon and sugar coated pecan. Holy cow.

Candied Pecans - Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Has anyone made any New Year's resolutions? I guess I sort of did, but it definitely wasn't to lose weight. I'll just tell you now that I suck at that. I would break that resolution at 11 a.m. on 1/1/14. It would only last as long as 11 because I'm not a morning eater. I don't care to eat any kind of breakfast unless it's a red light pile up from the restaurant I used to work at.

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Candied Pecans - Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

If you want a freaking delightful snack, make these little guys. They are totes mcgoats. Yep.

A candied pecan-filled bucket with a pink ribbon.

Candied Pecans

These Candied Pecans have a delicious crunchy shell and a sweet caramelized pecan flavor with a dash of cinnamon. They're the perfect snack and so delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups


  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, add in the sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until everything is incorporated.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the egg white, water, and vanilla. Whisk until the mixture becomes very frothy. It will probably take 3-4 minutes of whisking.
  • Add the pecans into the egg white mixture and mix until the pecans are evenly coated.
  • Add half of the sugar mixture into the pecans and mix until the pecans are all coated.
  • Once the pecans are coated, add in the rest of the sugar and give it a good stir.
  • Place the pecans on the baking sheet. Make sure they are all spread out.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. Flip the pecans every 15 minutes so they don't burn.


This recipe was adapted from Cooking Classy.

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

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  1. What a lovely snack I like making candied nuts for foodie gifts. I hope you and your lil' guy are feeling better soon. It's a good idea to keep a few posts as back up I always do because of my job and sometimes I am miles away at sea and have no internet connection.... thank heavens for auto scheduling! I'm sure it will all fall into place 🙂

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