Candied pecans are so simple to make and absolutely delicious! Plus they make a great gift (free printable included!)
These candied pecans are simple to make and yield incredible results. These candied pecans make a great holiday gift that anyone would love to receive!
Next is the decorating! I made some simple and classy stickers for this project that you can use if you would like. Right above the recipe I include a link for the PDF of these designed stickers. To attach them to the jar, you can print them right off onto some card-stock, cut them out, and attach them to a jar with double-stick tape OR you can print them out on label/sticker paper and stick them right on the jar. I opted for label or sticker paper because I loved the color and the ease of it, but you do have to buy the label paper if going this route.
If you are interested in doing the printable stickers, I used brown Kraft sticker paper. I bought some at Office Max and have also seen them at Staples. They are a lot cheaper in stores than ordering online 🙂
To gift these jars, I bought some small mason jars and some holiday ribbon (both at Hobby Lobby). The assembly is super simple – place the cooled nuts into the jar, seal up the jar, and then tie some twine around the jar. Place the sticker (or cut out paper) on the jar and these are ready to gift!
Click to download the FREE Sugared Nuts Printable
Candied pecans are so simple to make and absolutely delicious!
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 pounds pecan halves
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper (or a silpat liner) and set aside.
In a large bowl combine the white sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine.
In another bowl, whisk the egg whites, vanilla, and water together in a until frothy. Toss pecans in the egg white mixture and then remove from that bowl using a slotted spoon into the bowl with the sugar mixture. Toss pecans in the sugar mixture until well coated. Spread coated pecans onto a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned, about 45 minutes to an hour. Let stand for 30 minutes to an hour to fully cool and solidify.
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