Candied Pecans

I made candied pecans for the second time in my life this week and they are SO good that I just had to share the recipe! You can eat these plain but they'd also be tasty on a salad or as a topper on so many different desserts (apple cobbler, pumpkin pie, ice cream, the sky is the limit). I've also tried this recipe with almonds and those were tasty too, so I think you could probably use any nut!


1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 t cinnamon

1 t salt

1 egg white

1 T vanilla

1 lb pecans



  1. Whisk the egg white and vanilla until frothy.
  2. Coat the pecans with the egg white/vanilla mixture. This is the glue, so make sure they're totally covered.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
  4. Add dry ingredients to pecans and mix until pecans are fully covered.
  5. Spread pecans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 300 for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.