Sugar Coated Pecans

Do you need a quick gift to make for friends, family, or coworkers?  If so, consider trying these irresistible sugar coated pecans.

Sugar Coated Pecans

2 egg whites

1 T water

1 T vanilla

2 pounds pecan halves

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

2.  In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg whites until frothy.   Add pecans to the egg whites, stirring to coat the nuts evenly.

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3.  Add both sugars, salt, cinnamon, water, and vanilla.  Stir until all ingredients are evenly mixed and the nuts are thoroughly coated.

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4.  Spread the nuts on two baking sheets lined with parchment or a Silpat.

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5.  Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour.  Stir every 15 minutes. 

6.  Cool and enjoy!

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This stuff is really, really good.  I packaged nine bags to use as gifts at school and there was still enough left over for us to have as a snack.  You could easily half the recipe if you don’t need as much as I made.

Be sure to visit Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for more great recipes.

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11 Comments

  1. This recipe looks like a winner. I think I will half it, though. I have a tendency to gobble too many goodies before they get to where they need to go!

  2. Those look gooooooood. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe…I had some of these at a party on Sunday night, and really liked them. 🙂

  3. I love those. I’ve always bought them in the past, but I’ll try the recipe. I put them in a pear and romaine salad with feta cheese.

  4. What a perfect recipe for Christmas time! It’s so great for snacking and appetizers!

    I hope you’ll link up at my Christmas Recipe event this Thursday!

  5. I made the nuts yesterday afternoon. They turned out beautifully. I’m off to Costco to get another 2 lbs of pecans for another batch.

  6. I swear I could smell these just by looking at your pictures, and I may have gained a pound or two reading about them, they look delicious, I don’t have a lot of pecans, but I have about 10 pounds of walnuts, I wonder if they would work too?

    I think I’ll try it!

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