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Sugar Coated Pecans

Fall is quickly approaching us and it’s time to making all of those tasty fall recipes. Last night I decided to make a batch of sugar coated pecans to send to my foodie pen-pal and to one of my bloggy friends. Of course, there will be enough to keep some for myself. These pecans are so tasty, I had to make sure there were enough to keep a few. 

I got this recipe from a gal I used to work with. I made them for Thanksgiving and for Christmas last year. They were a hit with everyone from my 3 year old nephew to my boyfriends 92 year old grandad. You’ll love this recipe so be sure to save it for future reference!

  • 1 lb of pecan halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 250
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white and water until frothy.
3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt and cinnamon.
3. Add the pecans to the egg mixture and coat evenly. Add the pecans to the sugar mixture and coat evenly.
4. Grease a baking sheet and lay the pecans flat on the baking sheet.
5. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, mixing every 15 minutes.


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11 comments on “Sugar Coated Pecans”

  1. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! We've been having Christmas dinner at a family friend's home for nearly forty years and she includes these sugar coated pecans in a gift basket that she gives to each guest. I love them so much, but my friend isn't one to “share” her recipes. Now, thanks to you, I have it!

  2. I give these as gifts at xmas too!!!
    They're too die for!

  3. These are perfect for snacking at holiday parties! Pinning for future reference!

  4. I loveee pecans and this is such a great idea!!! I am going to bookmark. I hope to make this soon around the Holidays. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. I love pecans :-) and I will be making these! You have made my day!

  6. Uhh yum. I had dinner out last night and they had candied macadamia nuts on my dessert. I must make them!!

  7. Oh, yum! I just may be super excited about these!! :)

  8. I love simple concoctions like this… you usually can't stop eating them. Thanks for sharing these on foodie friday.

  9. Oooh! I think I could eat these by the bowlful!

    Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back now :)

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