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Bowl of candied cinnamon sugar pecans

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans

A sweet, crunchy, simple treat for the holidays. Snack on these candied pecans, add them to your dessert table, or box them up and gift them to friends.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American


  • 400 g pecan nut halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 150º C (302° F) fan-forced. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Combine egg white and water in a large bowl. Beat at high speed until egg white thickens and soft peaks form.
  • Mix the pecans into the egg white mixture, ensuring an even coating.
  • Combine the sugar, cinnamon and sea salt. Add to the bowl with the pecans, tossing well to combine and evenly coat.
  • Spread pecans in a single layer over prepared baking trays. Place in oven and bake for approximately 40-50 minutes, tossing every 10-15 minutes in order to prevent pecans from sticking together. Pecans are cooked when they are slightly golden, dry and no longer stick together. Allow to cool completely before serving.
Keyword Christmas baking, cinnamon, pecans