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A close-up shot of cinnamon sugar pecans in a white bowl with a wavy rim

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Covered in cinnamon sugar and caramelized in the oven, these sweet and crunchy candied pecans will quickly become your new favorite snack. They’re a great treat for the holidays!


  • 1 cup (207g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups (448g) pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whip the egg white and vanilla until frothy (about 1 minute). You could use a mixer or do this by hand with a whisk.
  4. Add the butter to the egg whites and whisk together until combined.
  5. Add the pecans to the egg white mixture and stir until the nut are evenly coated.
  6. Add the sugar mixture to the pecans and stir until evenly coated.
  7. Spread the pecans evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Allow pecans to cool, then serve.


  • Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 254
  • Sugar: 13.7 g
  • Sodium: 149.2 mg
  • Fat: 21.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.8 mg