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Candied Pecans

candied pecans

I don’t know about you, but I love all kinds of nuts.  Pistachios?  Yep!  Hazelnuts?  Yep!  How about the humble peanut?  Of course!  Come here, jar of peanuts.  There’s love here for you too.

Along with liking nuts, though, is an absolute dread of bringing any nut-related baked good to a gathering or shindig, where you hear that so-often uttered phrase: “Samson’s allergic.”  And it’s not just Samson, it’s little Winston and Humphrey and poor little Ichibod.  (Also, aren’t I great at coming up with kid’s names on  the fly?😉)

I don’t know how you feel about it, but whenever I run across a kid with a nut allergy I immediately put myself in their shoes.  Just imagine going to a gathering and getting all excited for the cookies, bars, etc., and then finding out you can’t have any because everything has nuts.  So there you are chomping on celery while all the other kids are eating peanut butter pie.  Downright perturbed: that’s how little Amanda would have felt. 😀

candied pecans

So needless to say, I try to bring nut-free treats everywhere I go.  But when I’m at home?  That’s when I crack out the candied pecans and TOTALLY GO NUTS!  🎉😉

These candied nuts are perfect for this time of year, especially with so many family gatherings coming up in the next couple months.  But if you bring them to a get together, just bring some apple bars or something else too.  You wouldn’t want to gnaw on celery either. 😄✌️️

candied pecans

(From a candied pecan recipe on All Recipes)

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Candied Pecans
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 pound pecan halves
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Spray a lipped sheet pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the egg white and water together until combined. Add in the pecan halves and stir until thoroughly coated.
  4. Pour the sugar mixture into the pecan/egg mixture and stir well until coated.
  5. Pour out onto the prepared pan in an even layer and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.


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  • cakespy October 9, 2016, 6:30 am

    I find candied pecans 100 percent irresistible. These look perfectly crispy-crunchy. And I’m not allergic! 🙂

    • Amanda October 14, 2016, 11:07 am

      Haha. Thanks!

  • Kate @ Framed Cooks October 9, 2016, 9:07 am

    Yep, right there with you on nuts of ALL kinds – and candied? EVEN BETTER.

    • Amanda October 14, 2016, 11:07 am

      Thanks, Kate!

  • Mir October 11, 2016, 4:30 am

    I feel bad for kids who can’t partake either, including my nephew. So even though I love the PB to the end of time, I’m looking at it your way. Make nut-free when you go out!
    And these are heaven. I’d eat them all.

    • Amanda October 14, 2016, 11:08 am

      Thanks so much, Mir!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice October 11, 2016, 5:34 am

    I love all kinds of nuts, too! Just not in baked goods, though I love them in candy…go figure! You are reminding me that it’s been a looong time since I’ve made candied pecans. These look delicious, Amanda! I would eat these ALL in no time!

    • Amanda October 14, 2016, 11:09 am

      That’s funny because I don’t really have nuts in brownies or banana bread that often either. And definitely no nuts in my fudge. As I always say, I like pure, unadulterated goo. 🙂 Thanks, Gayle!

  • Sabrina Zaragoza November 7, 2016, 7:46 am

    I’ve been looking for a quick and easy candied pecans recipe for a while now, so glad I found your recipe !

    • Amanda November 7, 2016, 10:30 am

      Thanks so much, Sabrina!

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