You can't eat just one. Crunchy, sweet, salty, and AMAZING!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

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  • Mix sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Whisk egg white and water together in a separate bowl until frothy. Toss pecans in the egg white mixture. Mix sugar mixture into pecan mixture until pecans are evenly coated. Spread coated pecans onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned, 1 hour.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

393.3 calories; 4.5 g protein; 26.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 238.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (534)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
I've made this recipe at least 10 times and I absolutely love it! People I've made them for can't get over how good they are! A friend told me they are WAY better than any candied nuts she's bought at stores/festivals, etc. For a pound of nuts, I only use 1/3 C of sugar as I don't believe in using much sugar in anything. They are PLENTY sweet with that amount! I also add a t. of vanilla extract to the wet mix! YUM!!!!! I've never tried walnuts but I am right now...they are currently baking. Will let you all know how it turns out! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2013
The recipe and directions are overall great. I recommend either omitting the salt all together or decrease the amount to 1/4 teaspoon. An entire teaspoon makes this treat more salty than sweet. I also replaced the water with a teaspoon of vanilla. I never understood the use of water when you can replace it with flavor. And I still had plenty of wet mix to coat the pound of pecans. Read More
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675 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
I've made this recipe at least 10 times and I absolutely love it! People I've made them for can't get over how good they are! A friend told me they are WAY better than any candied nuts she's bought at stores/festivals, etc. For a pound of nuts, I only use 1/3 C of sugar as I don't believe in using much sugar in anything. They are PLENTY sweet with that amount! I also add a t. of vanilla extract to the wet mix! YUM!!!!! I've never tried walnuts but I am right now...they are currently baking. Will let you all know how it turns out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2016
It was DELICIOUS! I changed some things, though. Instead of water, I used vanilla extract. I also lowered the sugar amount to 2/3 cup-- 1/3 being regular white sugar and the other 1/3 brown sugar. The first time I did this, I didn't lower the salt amount, and it tasted like a salty-sweet snack. They were delicious! This time, I'm lowering it to maybe half a teaspoon for a sweeter taste. You can't go wrong with this recipe! UPDATE: I lowered the salt to 1/4 tsp as recommended by some users, and I definitely recommend it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2013
I thought these were very good with the sugar reduced A LOT. 1 Cup sugar for a pound of nuts just seemed like to much to me. I used just a bit less than 1/3 cup sugar and it was more than enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2014
As is, this recipe makes a delicious candied nut. There's no need to change anything -- the amount of sugar and salt are perfect. But if you want to kick it up a couple of notches, here are a few suggestions: - As mentioned before, replace the water with vanilla. - Add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the sugar/cinnamon mixture. The unexpected heat makes people go crazy for them! - After you mix the nuts in with the egg mixture, remove them from it using a slotted spoon and then toss them into the sugar mixture. All of the excess egg is not necessary. BTW, this recipe works with mixed nuts, as well, but pecans are best. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2014
Everyone at work raves about how delicious these are! I double the batch using 2 pounds of pecans, 2 tsp of cinnamon and 2 egg whites, but then I make some changes: I replace the water with 2 tablespoons of vanilla, I also cut the sugar to 2/3 cup and only use 1.5 teaspoon of salt. My co-workers beg me to bring these in when we do our monthly pitch-in lunches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2016
Out. Stand. Ing. Addictive and dangerous, as well. I followed the recipe to the letter, eschewing the addition of vanilla or playing around with the amount of sugar and salt. If you follow the recipe to letter, you will be elated with the results. Try it once as is, if you feel they're not insanely perfect, then I guess start making additions, subtractions or substitutions. I certainly won't . They're a perfect 10 and would make a very welcome gift for special occasions or the holidays. Helpful hint: to coat with sugar mixture, place sugar in a large plastic bag, add egg wash coated pecans and shake the bag to coat them. Each piece will come out evenly coated. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2013
The recipe and directions are overall great. I recommend either omitting the salt all together or decrease the amount to 1/4 teaspoon. An entire teaspoon makes this treat more salty than sweet. I also replaced the water with a teaspoon of vanilla. I never understood the use of water when you can replace it with flavor. And I still had plenty of wet mix to coat the pound of pecans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2013
Sooo good! I also reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and they were lightly sweet and perfect for us! Will make them often, specially to add to couple spinach and goat cheese salads that we like from this site, mmmmm! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2013
This is a great and simple recipe! I read all the reviews first to see what people did different and I did them all plus my own twist. First I reduced the sugar to only 1/2 cup and added honey! Replaced the water with vanilla same amount of cinnamon a dash of water NO SALT but what I did different is instead of mixing the sugar mix separate i just added it in when the pecans were coated with the egg mix. Then to give it a good twist for the adults I added a cap full of whiskey and vodka. Such a great snack for everyone naturally for children leave out the alcohol but still a great snack. Believe me by adding the alcohol gives it a different sweet taste can't wait to do this again! Read More
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