Unlike the most Candied Pecans which are usually hard coated, these are light and covered with powdered sugar. They’re more addicting than potato chips, and make a great gift!
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Candied Pecans

These easy homemade Candied Pecans are more addicting than potato chips, and make an easy and fantastic treat for parties or gifts!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied pecans
Servings: 14 (1/4 cup per serving)
Calories: 375kcal


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; add vanilla and gradually add sugar. Toss in the pecans and mix gently with a wooden spoon or spatula until they are coated thoroughly.
  • Melt butter and pour on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Spread the pecans out evenly over the baking sheet and cook for 40 minutes, turning them every 10 minutes with a spatula – do not skip this step! (They will look like a gloppy mess at first, but don’t worry! Keep turning as instructed and all will be good.)
  • Remove from oven and cool for about 2 minutes
  • Place powdered sugar and cinnamon in a large resealable plastic bag; add in the pecans, seal and shake until coated.
  • Best served warm, but absolutely delicious even after a few weeks!


To store, keep in a container with a tightly fitted lid.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg