These sweet and crunchy Candied Pecans with just a hint of warm cinnamon make the perfect edible gift for the holidays. They are delicious on top of baked brie, a fresh salad, or can be enjoyed all on their own as a snack.
What is in these Candied Pecans?
This delicious snack is made with just six simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand at home...
- Egg whites
Can I add other flavors to these pecans?
Absolutely! Once you've got the basic recipe down, you can add all kinds of different spices to make these extra tasty. These work especially well with flavors like pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, or you can add some cayenne for a little bit of heat.
Can I make this with a different type of nut?
This recipe also works really well with walnuts because they have a similar texture to pecans. It can also be done with almonds or cashews but the topping doesn't stick quite as well because they have smooth exteriors.
- 6 cups pecan halves
- 2 large eggs, yolks discarded
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt