Homemade Candied Nuts - YUM!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Homemade Candied Nuts - YUM!

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These AMAZING sugar coated pecans are perfect for a great gift OR to eat yourself! I don’t know about you, but every time I walk by a stand selling specialty nuts I salivate over the delicious smell! But they are usually soooo expensive! So I decided to try and make my own. It was actually VERY easy, smelled great as they cooked, and I was pleased as punch with the finished product. Go ahead & try them for yourself!
how to make candied nuts #recipes
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 TAB vanilla
  • 1 lb pecan halves (or walnuts if you prefer)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teas salt
  • 1 teas ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet. In a small bowl , whip together egg whites and vanilla until frothy. In a separate bowl mix together sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add pecans to egg white mixture & toss to coat evenly. Move nuts to sugar mixture & again toss to coat evenly. Spread nuts on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 250 F (120 C) for 1 – 1  1/2 hours. Cool & get ready to eat the whole batch – they are that good! Enjoy!!

This is just one of all recipes I've shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!


  1. I make pretty much the same thing but without the vanilla or salt. May have to give that a try this year! This is what we give to people instead of cookies and they are always a hit! I haven't made any yet this year... you're making me hungry!

  2. ooohhh! I love this! I have always wanted to make some myself. Thanks for the recipe. Happy to be following along!

  3. Mmmmmm I'm so excited to try this recipe. They look yummy.


  4. I ADORE candied nuts and have never made them, but you make it look easy. Can't wait to make this yummy treat. Vicky from Mess For Less

  5. Oh, yum! Those look so good! I looove candied nuts...the trouble is, they're SO addictive! Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

  6. Yum! I can't wait to try these! Thanks, Beth!

    Andrea @ myhomeschooltale.blogspot.com

  7. These sound delicious. We have a Nutcracker themed day coming up on our advent plans and this would be a great activity to incorporate. Thanks for linking to AfterSchool.

  8. I must try! I am so glad you shared last week on Monday Madness.