Candied Pecans Recipe

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I have a newfound love for nuts. These pecans are incredible. I know it’s almost impossible to not love candied nuts, but even Kevin who doesn’t love pecans thought they were excellent!

I found a recipe on AllRecipes that was not so healthy. I healthified it and shrunk it down a bit – because 1lb of pecans is a LOT of pecans.

candied pecans spread on a baking sheet.

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For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been whipping up a batch of these and storing them in the fridge. I grab a handful for a quick snack when I’m peckish, toss a handful onto salads, like my Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, or serve them with desserts. You need to try these. Trust me.

Browned candied pecans on a cookie sheet.

Hope you enjoy my candied pecans recipe as much as we do!

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Candied Pecans

Allyson Letal
Transform ordinary pecans into a delightful sweet treat with our simple candied pecans recipe, where each nut is coated in a glossy, caramelized layer of sugar and spice. This irresistible snack offers the perfect blend of crunchiness and warmth, making it an ideal companion for salads, desserts, or simply enjoying by the handful.
4.17 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Elevated Ingredients
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 76 kcal


  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey


  • Preheat the oven to 200f. Prepare a baking sheet with silicone mat.
  • Whisk 1 egg white and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl big enough to toss pecans in.
  • Once the egg white is frothy, add 2 tablespoons water and stir well to combine.
  • Add 2 cups pecans and toss well to coat.
  • Spread on baking sheet in a single layer and bake at 200f for 1 hour and toss every 20 minutes.
  • Once cooled, store in an airtight container.


Serving: 1gCalories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.3mg
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