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These easy Candied Pecans are the perfect holiday treat. Roasted pecans coated in a cinnamon, sugar and honey glaze, these spiced candied pecans are incredibly delicious and addictive. Plus they are a great last minute gift idea!
When I think of Christmas, I think of cinnamon, sugar, roasted nuts, among many, many other things. I also think of super easy gifts I can give to people. Like these easy spiced candied pecans.
These things are delicious. And addictive. And did I mention how easy they are to make? They are. So easy. And if you eat too many? That’s ok. No one has to know.
Cinnamon, sugar, honey and just a touch of cayenne pepper. Simple but delicious. I’ve consumed so many of these glazed pecans….so many guys. The boyfriend doesn’t eat them, so I do. All of them. I had to take the last batch to work with me so I would stop.
Use these pecans in this absolutely amazing Spinach and Strawberry Salad with homemade strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.
The Ingredients for Easy Candied Pecans
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How to Make Candied Pecans
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Whip the egg whites and vanilla until foamy. Coat the pecans with the egg white mixture.
Combine all other ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the pecans and mix, making sure the pecans are coated evenly.
Arrange the pecans in a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes. At the 15 minute mark, add the melted honey and stir the pecans. Place back in the oven for the remaining 15 minutes.
Remove and let cool. At least for as long as you can. Like I said, these are the perfect snack. But I swear you can’t just eat one of these easy to make glazed pecans. At least I can’t. But then again, I’ve never been known to just have one of anything!
Looking for more Christmas gift ideas? Check out this Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies and Home Cooks.
Why are my candied pecans sticky?
Humidity will cause your pecans to be sticky. This is why it is important to whip your egg whites and coat the pecans in it. The egg whites will help keep the pecans from becoming too sticky.
Are candied pecans vegan?
This spiced candied pecans recipe is not vegan due to the use of egg whites and honey. If you’re looking for vegan, check out these Vegan Candied Pecans from the Beaming Baker.
How long do candied pecans last?
Candied pecans will last in a covered container for about 2 weeks before they start to go rancid.
How do I store candied pecans?
Store spiced candied pecans in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. They can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge if desired.
Can candied pecans be frozen?
Allow the pecans to cool completely so the coating hardens, then place in an airtight container and freeze for up to one year. To thaw, place in the fridge overnight.
Are glazed pecans good for you?
In general, most nuts are good for you as they have heart healthy fats, protein and lots of nutrients. However, the added sugar in these glazed pecans is not good for you, giving these pecans a high caloric intake, as well as increased carbohydrates from the sugars.
Tools used to make spiced candied pecans
How to Make Easy Candied Pecans
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whip the egg whites and vanilla until they become foamy. Coat the pecans with the egg white mixture.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture over the pecans and mix, making sure the pecans are coated evenly.
- Make sure the pecans are arranged in a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. At the 15 minute mark, add the melted honey and stir the pecans. Place back in the oven for the remaining 15 minutes. Remove and let cool.
- The egg whites gives the pecans a nice crisp outer coating, so don't skip this step. If you don't use the egg whites, your pecans will likely be sticky.
- Make sure the pecans are arranged in a single layer to ensure even roasting.
- Store spiced candied pecans in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. They can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge if desired.
- To freeze: Allow the pecans to cool completely so the coating hardens, then place in an airtight container and freeze for up to one year. To thaw, place in the fridge overnight.
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