Candied Pecans

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Candied Pecans are easy to make and hard to resist.

This sweet and spicy recipe comes together really fast.  Simply coat the pecans in a sugar/spice mixture and roast in the oven.  After baking, there is a subtle heat and an irresistible sweet crunch!

Candied pecans sugar spice roasted

What you need to make candied pecans:

Candied pecans recipe ingredients sugar brown sugar cinnamon chipotle chili powder

Pecans – Unsalted pecan halves.

Granulated Sugar – With the brown sugar this makes the base of sweet candy coating

Brown Sugar – Brown sugar adds extra richness to the candy coating

Cinnamon – In addition to the sugar, the pecans are coated in a spice mixture-starting with cinnamon.

Chipotle Chili Powder – To balance out the sweetness, chipotle chili powder is also used.  The pecans don’t end up spicy, there is just a nice warmth.

Salt – To round out all of the flavors, you need salt!

Egg white – A frothed egg white is used to coat the pecans in the sugar/spice mixture.

 

 

How to make the candied pecans:

Preheat the oven to 300ºF.  Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.  In a large bowl, whisk an egg white until it’s frothy.  Pour in the pecans and stir to coat.  Add the sugar/spice mixture and stir again to make sure every pecan is evenly coated.  Transfer to a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.

Candied pecans sheet tray sugar coating

Bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through the bake.  Allow the candied pecans to cool before enjoying!

candied pecans recipe

Candied Pecans

Sweet pecans with a subtle heat and an irresistible crunch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: Snack
Makes: 6 Cups pecans
Author: Corey Grimsley

Ingredients

  • 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 650 grams pecans halves unsalted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300ºF.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, whisk an egg white until it’s frothy.
  • Pour in the pecans and stir to coat.  Add the sugar/spice mixture and stir again to make sure every pecan is evenly coated.  Transfer to a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through the bake.  Allow the candied pecans to cool before enjoying!  
Did you try this recipe?Let me know how it was!

 

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Corey Grimsley

I’m an artist and art restorer who spends an equal amount of time in the kitchen. Follow along as I put an artisanal touch on all of my bakes!

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