In a large lidded container combine:

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

freshly ground nutmeg (optional)

Cover the container and shake until well mixed.

In a large bowl beat one egg white and a teaspoon of vanilla until frothy.

Pour in a pound of halved pecans and stir with a large spoon until all the liquid is coating the pecans.

Pour the pecans into the bowl with the sugar mixture, cover the container and shake until the pecans have been coated by all of the sugar mixture.

Spread the pecans in a single layer on a large rimmed cookie sheet covered with parchment.

Bake for one hour in a 250 degree oven, stirring the pecans every 15 minutes.


candied pecans

Attempt restraint, share with people you love.


  1. Mmmmm This is going in my file of to make (as soon as I’m not sick anymore) I love candied pecans!

  2. This is ONLY my FAVORITE thing ever! Have you had them in a salad with goat cheese and a balsamic vinegarette???? Of course you have because you rule that hard.

    These candied pecans are currently not allowed in the house as I am on my lady time and I will stick my whole face in the bowl.

    But soon, candied pecans. Soon, you will be mine.

  3. mommabird2345 says:

    “Attempt restraint, share with people you love.”

    What is this restraint & sharing you speak of? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t think I would be able to do either one. I NEED TO MAKE THESE NOW!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hoping I am one of the one you love cause those look decadent!

  5. My MIL makes something like these. They are okish at normal temps but HEAVEN when frozen. She keeps them in the freezer since they live in Houston and its so hot. Mercy they are way good frozen.

  6. Those pecans look wicked good:)

  7. doooode. practically licking the computer screen.

  8. michelle says:

    Until recently I was a nut snob. I avoided pecans like crazy. This recipe is going to remedy the relationship.

  9. these are one of my favorite treats from Granny ๐Ÿ˜‰ I make them for people at Christmas.

  10. I love the word frothy. That’s a $.50 word.

  11. I am not a pecan lover myself. But oh my would this be good with almonds or cashews–my nuts of choice.

  12. These would be a perfect gift to give your clients. #just sayin

  13. Oohhh. I have a firm rule about only eating these at Christmasstime when an extra 10lbs goes less noticed…(drooling)

  14. Yep, just had to put on stretchy pants just from lookin’ at the screen.

  15. I make 10 pounds of these every Christmas for friends…Mmmmm!! Always a huge hit and people actually have grown to expect them. Don’t like the nutmeg, tho…I use just white sugar and no nutmeg.

  16. I’m totally going to recipe bomb you and say: pinch of cayenne.
    or not.

    These look absolutely divine. I need to make up a batch, just because.

  17. Also, I’m very comma happy tonight, sprinkling them all over the interwebz.
    , , , ,

  18. you have no idea how much i want these RIGHT NOW. if i had pecans in the house…woah.

  19. i am so making these in the next week or so…i love me some P-CANS!

  20. The only thing I don’t have is the pecans. Which I shall remedy in the morning.

    These qualify as a health food right? nuts and all???

  21. this recipe is so getting made soon. sharing, well, no guarantees. Ok, fine. But only because it says to.


  22. What I don’t understand is why you aren’t at my door with a bowlful of warm nuts.


  23. Oh wow, candied pecans are one of my favorite indulgences. So much that I haven’t made them in years, because I eat so much of them at once that I get sick. That practicing restraint part? Yeah, not so good at it. I guess the ticket is finding someone to share them with so I can’t have the opportunity to eat them all myself…

    Thank you for the recipe! I’ve never used one with egg before, so I’ll have to give this a try.

  24. forget the candied pecans (allergic) what about your tiramasu recipe??? thanks!

  25. Those do look delicious. The one and only time I attempted to make those, I burned them a little bit. Damnit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. I possibly would not have contemplated this was valuable two or three months back, yet it is interesting how age evolves the way you react to stuff, thanks for the blog post it truly is pleasing to discover something smart here and there as opposed to the usual rubbish disguised as blogs and forums at the internet. Cheers


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