Candied Pecan

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Aug 192013

Salad Candied Pecan ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Somehow I love candied pecan on my salad, especially when using dark green leaves. This recipe is quite similar to the Roasted Cinnamon Almond, which I like to munch on as a snack, but do not like on my salad since the texture of almond is kind of “hardy” as compared to pecan or walnut.

This is a very simple recipe and it is always good to have it handy so you can add a handful of these candied pecans to your salad, on your ice cream or just as it is…delicious!


4 ½ cups pecan
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

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Preheat the oven at 250F.

Add the vanilla extract to egg white and mix until slightly frothy. In another bowl mix the sugar, salt and the cinnamon, set aside.

Add the mix of egg white to the pecans and mix until all the pecans are covered with the egg white.

Add the sugar mix to the almonds covered with egg white and mix gently until all the almonds are covered with sugar.

Spread the almonds in prepared trays (I used 2 baking sheet) and bake for 1 hour at 250F, flipping the almonds every 30 minutes, so the pecans do not stick to the baking sheet.

Remove the pecans from the oven, let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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I hope you enjoy this simple recipe for candied pecans…if you like this, you might want to check on Maple Candied Walnut or Roasted Cinnamon Almonds.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that adding pecans to your diet might protect your nervous system? Moreover, pecans contain vitamin E and phenolic substances, which are antioxidants that contribute to the well-being of your cardiovascular system.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes [dot] Me and have a great week!

  64 Responses to “Candied Pecan”

  1. I love the candied pecans. Sometimes I will add just a pinch of cayenne for a little bit of heat with the sweet. Have a great week, Juliana!

  2. I am totally with you, Juliana! I love to pick out and at those candied walnuts in my salad! Love to have an excuse to make this during the holidays but you’re right – they are good any time on salad, ice cream, whatever! Your candied pecans look great. And I think candied/spiced nuts make really good hostess gifts too.

  3. These are beautiful! I love them on my salads, too… Or snacking on them right out of the bowl 🙂

  4. I love snacking on pecans so these would be perfect for a all day treat! 🙂 Thanks!

  5. Ju querida que mimo de receita, sou muito fã de pecãns carameladas, acho uma delícia, adorei, bjs e uma semana super doce p/ vc, Ana ;).

  6. I love adding candied pecans to spinach salad. Thanks for the recipe! I pinned the recipe and plan to make them when my mom visits as she loves them even more than I do! 🙂

  7. Me encantan las nueces son ricas y un gran adorno para todo tipo de recetas,hugs,hugs.

  8. I’d have trouble resisting these before they become a salad topper. I love candied nuts and your pecan recipe is perfect!!!

  9. A handful of candied nuts in a salad is the best thing – a little bit of sweetness that’s offset by the healthiness of the green leaves. Very nice idea!

  10. I usually only think of candied nuts as snacks in and of themselves, but using them as salad toppers is so smart- And tasty sounding! Not only would they add great crunchy texture, but that sweetness and spice would add a lot to the flavor of the salad, too. Gotta try that next time!

  11. YUM!!! Lovely crispy punchy snack. Thinking whether I can try with other types of nuts.

  12. oh my these candied pecans look lovely,love the hint of cinnamon in it along with vanilla sugar,will go so well in that salad,but we will have to make lots of these candies….they look so delicious,we are afraid it will get finished too quick,yummy 🙂

  13. I am not sure these candied pecans would even make to the salads as they are usually long gone before I can make anything with them. Totally addictive!

  14. Hi Juliana, the candied pecan looks delicious on salad and as snacks as well!

  15. My favorite to add to salads! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Now I can just make these at home and not spend a huge amount at the grocery store.

  16. I buy these all the time at the market! I’m so glad I can make these at home now. Yay! Thanks for the recipe Juliana. 🙂

  17. These sound delicious and so much nicer than plain pecans for sure!

  18. I love candied pecans too-I think I love them too much because I went to my pantry to look for some and I was completely out of them! 😛

  19. I could eat a bagful of these, love that its sweet and crunchy!

  20. Hi Juliana,
    I love candied pecan and this suggestion is great and super delicious!

  21. These would be great for Christmas!

  22. Dear Juliana,

    I don’t have a sweet tooth but for some reason, I like candied pecan and walnuts 🙂

  23. Candied nuts are perfect in salads and these candied pecans truly elevate a simple salad to another level!

  24. I looove pecans, going to get a big bowl.

  25. Pecans are one of my all-time favorite nuts. I can eat them by the handful 🙂 These candied nuts would be delicious on salad!

  26. I love candied pecans and make them often. Your recipe is similar to mine with the exception of the egg whites. I think candied pecans are perfect anytime and wonderful to give as gifts during the holidays. Nice recipe!

  27. This sweet treat is my favorite too, thanks for sharing dear…

  28. Awesome recipe! I make something similar and it is always a hit! Wish pecan were not so expensive!

  29. I grew up with pecan trees in our yard and I love candied pecans…they are my favorite nuts. I make a big batch and keep them in the refrigerator.

  30. Mmmm I feel like I wouldn’t be able to stop snacking on these!!

  31. These sound wonderful. I love nuts and eat then all the time.

  32. What a delicious snack! I have a lot of pecans at my house, I think I should make this!

  33. Those candied pecans look very good. I can imagine them being useful in a number of recipes. They would add great sweetness and crunch to that salad xx

  34. These look totally addicting. I was thinking of sprinkling them on a salad or on top of morning waffles. But heck, knowing me, I’d just scarf them all down out of hand. 😉

  35. I too love candied dried fruits may that be walnuts, pecans or almonds. And I also love their versatility.

  36. Juliana I love candied nuts and these look amazing!

  37. I have never been a fan of candied nuts (too sweet), but now that you mention putting them into a salad, I love the idea! Thank you for the inspiration and for the recipe. I am sure it adds a lot of complexity even to a simple salad.

  38. I love the smell of candied nuts! These look great!

  39. Oh pecans are so awesome. This is a great recipe to kick up the taste and I would have trouble not eating them all before putting them in a salad. Have a great week Juliana!

  40. We made something similar to that (without the use of egg white), you can use agave or maple syrup. Otherwise, the candied pecans sound delicious on salads, too!

  41. Yum, I love spiced up nuts! My problem is eating the whole batch.

  42. I love candied pecans! I haven’t made any for quite awhile, and now of course I’m craving them. I’ve not tried them in a salad – I need to do that. Good stuff – thanks.

  43. Love candied nuts, I frequently do a mixed nuts combo to have different texture.

  44. Love these. Southerners serve these as nibbles at cocktail hour along with cheese straws. And of course, I nuts are fabulous in salads too.

  45. Candied pecans are great on their own or tossed in a salad. Yum!

  46. Oh these look so good! I love candied nuts! I can resist them at the mall when they’re being roasted, but I know you can make them so I never buy them. Then promptly forget to make them. Thanks for the reminder!


  47. Love the idea of sweet and crunchy pecans in leafy salads!

  48. i like raw pecans i suppose, and i love them toasted. candied, however, is another story–i could eat buckets and buckets! 🙂

  49. I love candied pecans! I eat them as snack and dessert!

  50. I love those! They are the perfect snack or appetizer, Juliana!

  51. I love candied nuts must to munch on or on topping over salads.

  52. Pecan is one of my favorite nuts, Juliana! These candied ones seem very aromatic…I could have them all for snack.

  53. The best nut gone totally delicious 😀


  54. Candied pecans sprinkled on green salads is a wonderful way to enjoy these special pecans! I find they are absolutely addictive-so good! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Juliana 😉

  55. These sound great with dark greens, and I bet they’d be delicious with blue cheese in the salad as well. I love pecans!

  56. An addictive treat! Those look extremely tempting.



  57. These make awesome snacks too, Juliana! Happy weekend!

  58. Hi Julian!! Pecans are definitely top 3 for my favourite nuts! These candied pecan must taste absolutely delightful! Never knew they were so easily made! 😀

  59. Last time I tried to prepare candied pecans it turned out a disaster because a had a recipe that asked for pan frying the pecans.
    After reading your instructions, I’m sure that this recipe will turn out delicious and disaster free 🙂
    Thanks for sharing ,Juliana!

  60. i think i would love that on some ice cream too! thx for posting this, i can the recipe is manageable for me 🙂

  61. i mean the recipe is manageable for me 😀

  62. I made this taty recipe & it works really well: I had an excellent tasty endresult! Thanks again, Juliana! Xxxx

  63. My husband eats nuts for snack but we usually buy premade stuff. This is wonderful! I can imagine this as homemade gift too!

  64. I LOVE pecans and walnuts too, Juliana. I just don’t eat them often enough. I should just hang this picture on my pantry door so I remember to go for the nuts! First I want to candy them like yours though. They look awesome!

    Thanks so much for sharing…