Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Recipe // Candy Coated Pecans

When Wes & Megan were in town, Megan, my Mom & I actually managed to find some spare time to squeeze in a little baking! I mean, it's not like we spent hours in the kitchen- we just whipped up some candied nuts, which took about ten minutes to make & an hour to cook. Definitely an easy recipe. {Also, the word nuts, any any context whatsoever, never ceases to make me giggle. I've said it before, and this just proves it once again- I'm secretly a 12-year-old boy.} This recipe would be perfect to add to your repertoire for snacks at a dinner party {SO FANCY!} or around the holidays. They make the whole house smell yummy. Plus, we all know that everyone loves nuts!! {HA I had to do it. It was too easy.} These bad boys are dangerous though- before you know it, you've eaten your body weight in pecans. They're just like chips- it's impossible to have just one! 


2 egg whites
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 pound pecan halves
1 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease one baking sheet.
2. In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg whites and cinnamon until frothy. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
3. Add pecans to egg whites, stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove the nuts, and toss them in the sugar mixture until coated. Spread the nuts out on the prepared baking sheet.
4. Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.

Original recipe 
{We made a few changes to the original recipe. Trust me- they turn out perfect!}


  1. OMg i love those, when i lived in mexico I always used to buy tons and tons in every little stand on the streets. thanks for the recipe, as soon as I can eat again I'm going to give them a try :)

    1. Girl, via your blog- looks like you're doing the master cleanse. I must say, I'm impressed!! Major willpower. But definitely get your hands on some candied pecans when you're eating solids again :)


  2. These look incredible -- adding them to my recipe list now!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

    1. Yay! Thank you, doll!
      Send me pictures/thoughts when you try it out !


  3. I'm drooling!
    cut it out with these delicious SWEET recipes already! :)


    1. hahaha I think I'm cooking a traditional Mexican dish this week! I'll be sharing it soon. Spicy instead of sweet coming at you!!


  4. Amazing recipe, I'm following your blog ;)



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