Candied pecans in glass jar

Candied Pecans

These easy homemade candied pecans can be roasting in your oven in under ten minutes!
Recipe includes a VIDEO!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candied nuts, candied pecans, edible gift, how to make candied nuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 cups/225g
Calories 265kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 cups pecan halves 225g
  • 1/3 cup sugar 66g
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar tightly packed, 70g
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon allspice* optional, adjust according to your own taste


  • Preheat oven to 250F (120C) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Combine egg white, water, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and whisk vigorously for 30 seconds (mixture should be foamy/frothy).
  • Add pecans and stir until all pecans are coated in egg white.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugars, cinnamon, salt, and allspice (if using).
  • Pour the sugar mixture over the pecans and stir until completely combined.
  • Spread nuts in an even layer onto prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake on 250F (150C) for 45-50 minutes, removing cookie sheet from oven every 15 minutes and using a spatula to stir/flip the pecans (be sure to stir ALL of the sugar mixture as well, or it may burn to the pan).
  • After baking, allow to cool at least 15 minutes before enjoying.
  • Store candied pecans in an airtight container at room temperature.



*Allspice is optional but the candied pecans that I usually buy from the Amish markets use it and it adds a nice extra touch.


Serving: 30g | Calories: 265kcal