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Candied Pecans

The perfect snack and/or teacher/hostess/thank you/etc. gift!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gifts, Pecans
Servings: 8
Author: Emily ~ Garlic & Olive Oil


  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 large Egg White
  • 1 T Water
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 lb Pecan Halves


  • Preheat oven to 250
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat the egg white, water and vanilla together until very frothy.
  • Add pecans to the egg white mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  • Pour half of the sugar mix over the pecans and stir. Add the remaining sugar mix and toss until all the pecans are evenly coated.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the pecans onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely then store in an airtight container.  Or a bag shaped like a carrot and give to teachers.


These are divine!