Candied Pecans

It’s that time of the month again for Recipe ReDux!

November theme:

Adding Merriment to Mixes – From hostess gifts to holiday gifts, it’s the season for DIY offerings from your kitchen. And homemade mixes couldn’t be easier! Think about healthy bread, hot cocoa, cookie bars, dressings or even spice mixes. Share the recipe for how you package up a little shelf-stable love from your kitchen!
I really enjoyed this theme for November. With the holidays coming up, I am always looking for little gift ideas that I can share with family, friends, & co-workers to spread the holiday cheer!
I’ve done a couple of those cake/bar mixes in a jar for gifts but they don’t hold up well when traveling. I made one last year with the different layers of flour, cocoa, sugar, nuts, etc. Just from it being in my car, all my pretty layers just turned into a mix. This year tried something a little different.

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Candied Pecans
Makes 5 cups


5 cups pecans
2 egg whites
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites and water until frothy. Mix in the pecans and toss until coated. Pour the sugar mixture on the pecans and toss until combined.

4. Pour the nuts, evenly, on the prepared baking sheet, spread in an even, flat layer.

5. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

6. Let cool and put into little glass jars for gifts. Remaining pecans, store in an airtight container.

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Decorate the jar with some ribbon, stickers, gift tags, etc.



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5 responses to “Candied Pecans

  1. I love candied nuts and almonds! Walked past a big stall that was selling them at the christmas market today on my lunch break, mmmm ^ ^ I can only imagine how heavenly it smells when making these bad boys! x

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