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Homemade Candied Pecans are a quick & easy sweet treat full of warm cinnamon & spice – a perfect snack or DIY holiday gift! | FeastInThyme.com

Easy Homemade Candied Pecans

Homemade Candied Pecans are a quick & easy snack full of warm cinnamon & spice – a perfect DIY holiday gift! 

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Makes 4 cups of candied pecans

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 4 cups pecan halves (quarters are fine too!)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white, whisked


  1. Heat the oven to 300°F and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. In a large bowl, pour the whisked egg whites over the pecans and toss to coat. Mix in the sugar, spices, and salt and toss until all of the pecans are completely coated. 

  3. Spread the coated pecans out onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 40-50 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the pecans to cool. 

  4. Transfer the candied pecans to an airtight container for storage once room temperature. Candied nuts are more perishable than raw nuts, but should last for 1-2 weeks at room temperature, or 3-4 weeks in the fridge if stored properly.