Cinnamon Candied Pecans

Imagine this…cold winter day, hot tea in hand, smell of roasting pecans coated in cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Yow yow yow! I like like like.


For a Thanksgiving snack and my sister’s housewarming party I made these cinnamon candied pecans and they were a hit at both events. These nuts are addictive and when you’re hungry you’ll just keep eating them! I say hungry because we served these before Thanksgiving dinner, and for my sister’s party they were sustenance after a lot of drinks…and don’t a couple beers make you hungry?

The best thing about this recipe is that it’s easy to make and can be made 1-2 weeks ahead of time if stored in an airtight container. I found it from Shugary Sweets

Candied Pecans

Adapted from Shugary Sweets

Yield:  1 lb pecans


  • 1 lb pecan halves
  • 1 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and more for taste


  1. Beat egg whites with a whisk for a minute until frothy. Add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Beat again. Fold in pecan halves until completely coated.
  2. Line a 15x10x1 baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour pecans onto parchment and bake in a 225 degree oven for one hour. Stir pecans ever 15 minutes.
  3. Remove and cool completely. Store in a ziploc bag or airtight container for 1-2 weeks. ENJOY!

You can see the egg whites becoming frothy and then I added all the flavoring. In some other recipes I read that you should whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. I don’t know which method is best, but I know this one works. I’m also playing around with different layouts and photos…what do you think of this combo photo?


Then fold the nuts in the mixture and coat as best as you can.
DSC_0445Dump it all on the prepared baking pan.

DSC_0448Try to spread it out as flat as possible.


DSC_0455Bake and then you’ll get this delicious coating on the pecans. I admit, I didn’t turn them every 15 minutes in the oven, just twice because I was too lazy. They still turned out good though!

DSC_0459Take a spoonful!! Or more…



Sprinkle some more salt on it if you like.

Happy Crunchadays!









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