About Sugar Coated Pecans
I’m always a fan of foods that can fit any occasion, and sugar coated pecans are definitely on that list.
Have a holiday, birthday, or event coming up and you want to gift something homemade? Then a fun snack food like these pecans would make an excellent, thoughtful present without a lot of hassle.
Or maybe you’re just in need of an easy snack and have some pecans left over from a baking project? Then a fresh batch of sugar coated pecans is a total win-win, for both curing a craving and cleaning out your pantry.
But no matter your reason, it’s hard not to whip up a batch of these pecans whenever you find yourself with all the ingredients on hand.
How long do sugar coated pecans last?
I’ve mentioned that these pecans make great gifts, and they totally do, partly because of how long they last once made.
When stored in an air-tight container, sugar coated pecans can last two to three weeks on the counter.
How do you make sugar coated pecans?
Step 1 – In a large bowl, add the egg whites and use a whisk (or hand mixer) to whip the egg whites until frothy. This part can be a bit challenging, since you’ve only got a little bit of egg white in a large bowl, but don’t stress about it too much. Just whip as best as you can. As long as you see a healthy amount of bubbles and the egg white has doubled in size, then you’re good to go.
Step 2 – Add the pecans to the bowl and use a spatula to gently toss and coat.
Step 3 – Sprinkle the pecans with sugar and cinnamon, then toss again until all the pecans are coated in sweetness.
Step 4 – Pour the pecans on a large baking sheet and spread out into an even layer.
Step 5 – Transfer to the baking sheet to the oven and bake until pecans are lightly browned.
Step 6 – Enjoy!
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Sugar Coated Pecans
These sugar coated pecans are easy to make and can last for a few weeks, making them ideal gifts or a great snack to keep around the house.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Add pecans to bowl and use a spatula to toss to coat in whipped egg white. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top of pecans, then toss again until pecans are coated in cinnamon sugar.
- Pour sugar coated pecans on a large baking sheet and spread out into a single layer.
- Bake pecans for 30 minutes or until pecans are browned.
- Let pecans cool completely before eating.
Recipe lightly adapted from Taste of Home.