Sugared Pecans

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Candy coated pecans flavored with cinnamon and vanilla.  Make perfect gifts, or fillers on holiday platters.

Sugared Pecans

Sugared Pecans?? YES PLEASE!

Are you nutty about pecans like we are??

How do you say it??  It varies around the world doesn’t it?



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Are they pee-KAHNs, pee-CANs, PEE-cans, pick-AHNs or some other pronunciation?

Anyway you say it — there are so many ways to use them.

Sweet baked dishes, toppings on salads or casseroles, or just plain eating them by the handful!



Sugared Pecans

Pecan nuts are rich source of energy, and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.  Pecans are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; provide about 25 g per 100 g. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals. The nuts are very rich sources of several important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Together, these vitamins work as co-factors for the enzyme metabolism inside the human body.  The nuts are also rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Add a hand full of pecan nuts in your diet to keep your diet meter complete with sufficient levels of minerals, vitamins, and protein. (source: )


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Sugared Pecans

I made a batch of these for Thanksgiving.  I had a pound of pecans left after making my pecan pies – and wanted to try them. I researched a bunch of recipes and went with the one that got the best reviews.  I added them to a cheese plate and they were gone in NO TIME.




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I decided to make them again for Christmas.  They are great to have out for snacking, or make a fantastic addition to holiday platters.


Sugared Pecans as a gift

Or package them up in a mason jar, and give them as a gift!

So many uses for this delicious treat!


Happy Snacking! M.


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Sugared Pecans

Candy coated pecans flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. Make perfect gifts, or fillers on holiday platters.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugared Pecans
Servings: 1 pound nuts
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or line with a Silpat mat.
  • In a small bowl combine sugar, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your mixer whip egg whites, water and vanilla for 2 minutes.
  • By hand stir pecans into egg whites until coated.
  • Sprinkle and gently stir to coat sugar mixture over pecans. I do it in about 3 stages. Making sure they are all coated evenly.
  • Spread pecans in an even layer on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Cool. Store in an airtight container.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 106mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g





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  1. Sugared Pecans on a cheese board are one of my new favorite things! Had them a couple of months ago at a restaurant and now I can make them at home! Love!

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