Sweet Coated Pecans
Sweet flavored pecans with a cinnamon twist.
Sweet flavored pecans with a cinnamon twist.
This recipe is great! Used vanilla extract instead of water and mixed half the amount of white sugar with brown sugar. These are addictive - so watch out because they'll be gone before you know it!
Wow! As others suggested, I used half a cup of brown sugar and half a cup of white. I also added in a dash of vanilla extract. These were amazing. I can see why people give them away as gifts. I would have sent them to work with my husband, but there weren't any left. Watch out, they are seriously addicting!!
if you follow the recipe you will love this for the first week then hate it after that. this is a great holiday recipe, so good in fact that you will eat too much until you are sick of them for awhile. i made about 2 pounds(alot) and gave some to employees(with a xmas bonus of course)they loved them. customers also luved them and they didnt get a bonus, my family loved them so they must be good
These are DELICIOUS! I have made them following the recipe exactly and made them with the change others recommended, which is using half white sugar and half brown sugar. I think the pecans turn out better with the sugar mixture: half white, half brown. I also use vanilla extract in place of the water. For easy clean up, I place aluminum foil on the cookie sheet, spray it with PAM and after baking throw it away. Easy and delicious.....my kind of recipe!
Followed the recipe exactly and they are wonderful! I lined my cookie sheet with aluminum foil and sprayed it with cooking oil because I didn't want the mess and it worked beautifully. I will make these again and again. Thank you for this delicious treat!
Awesome. I'm giving these out as gifts this holiday. I made a few changes that worked well for me-- instead of the egg white I used a serving of egg substitute. I also cooked them in a 400 deg. oven for about 25 minutes. A parchment covered baking sheet makes cleanup easier!
Excellent recipe. I was looking for a recipe for nuts to put in a salad. This was perfect! I used them in a gorgonzola and pear salad and they worked beautifully! Thanks!
wow!!!!! what a huge hit!! like others, i added 1/2 cup granulated sugar & 1/2 cup brown sugar...they were fantastic...great recipe!!
Baked in cake pan sprayed with cooking spray which made this easier to stir and was fairly easy to clean up. Also used pecan pieces since I had them and they worked fine. May try with some vanilla and using brown sugar for half the sugar. Very tasty and easy to make!
A great, versitile recipe!! I've tried it the orginal version and with the half brown/half white sugars and vanilla instead of water...it's fabulous both ways. I've given it as a gift and it was loved so much! My only recommendation is toasting the nuts a little bit BEFORE toasting them with all the coating...it gives that nice, roasted nutty flavor that just gives it that extra kick. Thanks for the great recipe Debbie!
Delicious and simple to make. I upped the amount of cinnamon a great deal and also added a little bit of ground cayenne to make them sweet and spicy. These were the first to go during a recent party.
Simply AWESOME recipe and SO simple. I did use vanilla instead of water.
My family loved this recipe & and I have made it for gifts!!! I have tried other varieties; however we like the original. Also, I found it easier to coat the pecans with the sugar mixture by putting it in a Tupperware container – put the lid on a shake –after a minute or two all the pecans are perfectly coated. Super simple.
Obscenely delicious. After reading the other reviews I used 1 tablespoon water/1 tablespoon vanilla, and I used half white sugar and half brown sugar. I'm going to make several more batches of these so I can wrap them up to have on hand for Christmas gifts. So easy and so good--perfect combination!
My daughter loves walnuts, so that's what I used. Soooooo good and definitely addicting. Thanks!
Yummity yum yum! I used half white sugar, half brown, and half water, half vanilla extract. And I'm very glad I put foil down on my baking sheet, because after generously greasing it, I had some sticking issues. These are so tasty!
Delicious and so easy! I increased the sugar to 1 cup and the cinnamon to 1 tbl as others have mentioned. I also added 1/2 tbl of vanilla extract to the water before adding the egg white. To make the egg white froth faster, put the whisk and bowl in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes. I gave these away as Christmas gifts - everyone loved them! I will definitely be making them again!
I looked at this recipe as well as the one for sugar coated pecans and sort of followed the ingredients for both, since they are very similar. used 2 egg whites, and used 3/4 c. white sugar and 1/4 c. brown sugar. I lined the pan with foil and sprayed that for easier clean up. I also used half almonds and half pecans. These are awesome and so perfect. They are just like the ones at the fairs. I will definitly be using this many times over, especially for the holidays when I make gift baskets. Great great recipe
cant keep these in the house they are so good!
I made the recipe exactly as noted and these are very easy to make and as others have noted, highly addictive! I used them as a layer for a pumpkin trifle, combining them with pumpkin bars and whipped cream cheese frosting from this website. It was a 5 star dessert!
This is something I make for my Dad for every occasion that I should get him something. It is simple, and yet so very yummy.My husband and brothers love them too.
Wow!!! I never thought i could make this so good!..whoever invented this simple recipe...high five to you! Thanks i dont have to buy in store anymore...so easy and cheap and DELICIOUS!
These were sweet and simple to make. My family loved them :)
Good but not the greatest I've tasted. Don't like the way they coat .. Think it needs a bit more flavor - something seems to be missing.
Love this recipe! I doubled the batch, but added in an extra egg white. I also used half brown sugar, half white sugar and a splash of vanilla. Tastes better than those nut vendors that are all over the malls!
highly addictive. if making for gifts double the recipe, once you start eating them it's hard to stop
These are yummy! I used 1/2 cup white & 1/2 cup brown sugar. I also added just over 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper for a little kick! I did 1 Tbsp. vanilla and 1 Tbsp. water. Turned out great.
used vanilla extract instead of water and the 1/2 brown, 1/2 white sugar combo as recommended in previous reviews. lined a pan with aluminum foil and baked for 400 F for 25 minutes. It really speeds up the process and makes this easy recipe even simpler. the light coating is delicious and crunchy, not too hard or brittle.
Double the batch!! Try replacing half the white sugar with brown sugar. Gave this a shot with almonds, as well, and turned out equally as good.
Fantastic!!! Will be making these for all my friends and family!!!LOVE them!!! Will make these to have all year!!
YUM! This turned out great! A month ago, I had never tried a pecan in my entire life, until we went to a holiday bizarre and a woman gave me a sample of a candied pecan. It was so good, that I wanted to find a similar recipe to make myself. This is it. Fantastic. I took other reviewers' advice and used 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and substituted vanilla extract in place of the water. Thanks for a great recipe!
Everyone LOVES these at holiday parties. They are sooo easy!
My children were literally fighting over this bag of pecans. Very simple and quick to make and the nieghborrhood kids are begging me to make more. A definte winnner! My kids are picky and they all ate these up!!!!I made some for a my daughter when she went to Disney w/ school and she said the kids on the bus were begging her for more.
Oh, my goodness! These are delicious and dangerous. I couldn't stop eating them. A friend who does not like nuts tried them and keeps asking me when I will bring more. Another told me I should give them as gifts, they were so good. I, too, tried the 1/2 water and 1/2 vanilla. Have thought about adding the cayene pepper for naughty and nice nuts, but the original is so good I am not ready to change anything.
Fantastic..I did vary a bit-I doubled the recipe. instead of regular salt-try using lowery's seasoned salt..a bit less cinnamon..half white sugar-half brown sugar-and used real vanilla..I baked at 300degrees for almost an hour..and I turned them every 10 min utes..perfectly crunchy-yet so flavorful-the seasoned salt gives that extra flovor..My husband is crasy for these!!
Like other reviewers suggested, I replaced part of the water with pure vanilla extract and used half white sugar and half sucanat (evaporated cane juice). Fantastic. Could be even better with more cinnamon! Warning: these are addictive!
Very Good.. I add a little bit more of sugar and cinnamon I will give this recipe a 10 if i can.
Love this recipe!!! Very easy to make and they taste delicious!!!!! I also mixed the white and brown sugar and they turned out great!!! Will make this again and again!!!
I make about 20 lbs of these every holiday season now for 3 years, and give them as client gifts in small tins or bags, they have become so popular now that I have people request them! They are truly delicious! Thanks Debbie, for such a great recipe!
Very good, follow recomendations
I adapted this recipe to make a slightly different presentation: I double everything except the nuts and bake it on a tray (covered in greased foil for easy cleanup). This way you end up with an almost meringue-like square full of nuts. I also sub vanilla for water, add a dash of orange extract (for holiday flavour) and do half white half brown sugar. I realise this sounds like I changed the recipe completely, but really they're just small differences. The original mix has perfect proportions and cooks perfectly.
Christmas in July!! These are so wonderful & forgot to rate them in January...found again while posting a recipe request. These are addictive and makes our home smell so good!
Fantastic! I made them as-is in the recipe and they turned out so great. I've also used this recipe with almonds with great success. Definitely a keeper!
These are so great. I've been making them for years and giving them out as Christmas presents. I use a tablespoon of cinnamon, but otherwise follow the recipe as posted.
Have made this excellent recipe using many variations. Think I have finally found the winner using vanilla for half the water, increasing salt to 1 tsp. and adding 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper. Used evaporated cane juice organic sugar and it seem to add something but think regular sugar is still ok if you don't have that. Be careful not to burn. I think they only need about 50 minutes total cooking time. These are the best pecans you will ever taste.
I make this often, to give as gifts... it's great because it lasts a long time and mails well. I usually add a tsp of vanilla, and just a pinch of ground cloves and allspice. I also decrease the sugar to 3/4 cup.
Ditto on using half white/dk brown sugar..spread some soft butter on foil inside a cookie sheet. Easy cleanup, also used 2 tbsps vanilla instead of the water...When done, I laid out on parchment paper and put some extra fine salt before they cooled. came out superb!
These were wonderfull!! I took the other suggestions and used half brown sugar half white. I also replaced the water with an equal amount of vanilla. I will be making these again!!
These were gone in a day used 1/2 TBSP vanilla and 1/2 TBSP of water; followed other peoples suggestions and used 1/2 brown sugar and regualr.
These were really good! They weren't the prettiest things in the world, but the taste made up for it. I switched 1/2 t. of the water for vanilla, it made the taste a little fuller.
Big hit during the holidays! So easy and it made the house smell delicious. I will be making these again!
These are excellent. I made this with whole almonds. My changes: I used 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar; only 1 T water; added a splash of vanilla; and the zest from 1/2 an orange. Very yummy. Try this, you won't be disappointed.
These are awesome! I made the recommended changes (vanilla instead of water, 1/2 white 1/2 brown sugar. I can't imagine how this could be improved. I think my family has gained 10lbs in the last week eating them all.
I made the recipe with no changes. These taste fantastic, are easy to make, and I will be adding this to my arsenal of party recipes.
These were so good and easy to make! I did the half brown sugar and half regular sugar. I will have to stock up on little gift baggies so that I can give these out family & friends the next time I make a batch.
I can't stop eating them! They were a big hit at our Christmas Party.
So easy ....I used half brown sugar and half white...then I replaced 1 tablespoon of the water with 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. I put the pecans in a gallon ziploc mixed the other ingredients in a bowl and poured on the pecans and mixed well...lined a baking sheet with foil sprayed with pam and baked at 300 stirred every 5 mins for 20 mins. They came out perfect and if I can keep my husband out of them ( he already had 2 handfuls) they will be great as snacks before our Thanksgiving dinner.
EXCELLENT! I made these Friday and they were gone by Saturday! Only change was 1 tbsp of vanilla in place of water as others suggested. I will be making more next weekend due to popular demand!
Delicious! People thought I bought them at a place in the mall. Easy to make, too.
These should come with a warning....Don't get started eating them. You can't stop!! They are so good! I followed the recipe exactly. I highly recommend these be on your table for Christmas. I made little bags out of cellophane and gave some away as a gift. Thanks for such a great recipe.
Great recipe and so easy. I cut down the cinnamon and used the nuts chopped up in salads as well as just for nibbling.
These were delicious to munch on by themselves or to put in a salad! I added a 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and cloves for a little bit more flavor. Delicious and very easy to prepare.
they turned out good but could not taste much cinnamon, very nice when warm !!
I gave this recipe four stars because I had to modify it to my taste. I used 1 tablespoon of vanilla instead of the water. Also I used half a cup of white sugar and half a cup of brown sugar to replace the one cup of sugar. I think the original recipe is a great place to start and then you can modify it to your preference.
Simple and delicious. Your friends will think you are the most excellent cook in the world since almost noone thinks of cooking stuff like this, and thus noone knows how easy it is!
Fantastic, sweet recipe! My co-workers loved them. One asked me to move the bag away from him so he would quit eating them. I will make again. I used half brown and half white sugar as suggested by others, and added a little vanilla. Great on a salad!
I made as written except for replacin the water with vanilla extract and the results were amazing! Thank you!
these were great...my husband loved them!!! wouldn't change a thing with the recipe!
Love these; everyone gobbled them down! Light, toasty and perfectly sweet. I used 1/2 c sugar and 1/2 brown sugar, and used 1 tsp less water so I could use 1 tsp vanilla instead.
This is a great recipe, so easy & good! Make some & give in a nice jar for the holidays!
Great recipe for candied pecans. I used 12oz instead of 16oz of pecans so the coating was thicker. Also used 1/2c white and 1/2c brown sugar, a tsp of vanilla, and a dash of nutmeg. Cooked for 45 minutes and was perfect!
These are the best coated pecans I've ever had! light, crunchy and absolutely yummy! Couple tips I've got: 1. make sure you stir the egg/water till very foaming before you soak in the pecans, this will make the coating super crunchy and 'fluffy'; 2. don't pour any of your residual syrup in - that creates some sugar chunks; 3. I may try throwing in handful toasted sesame for the coating next time.
Very easy recipe and I needed to make 4 batches just to have some left over to give as gifts for Christmas!
Everyone liked this recipe. I made the recipe with 1/2 brown sugar as suggested, and used both pecans and walnut halves.
Absolutely perfect recipe! My husband eats these until he is sick! These make perfect gifts. These are so so good! Thanks for the recipe! Nummy!
These smell so good and are extremely addicting... until you eat so many that you don't want to touch them anymore for a week or two. :( I used pecans, almonds, and walnuts.
OMG! These are awesome. I had 3lbs of pecans left over from Christmas baking (tripled the recipe) and followed the suggestions of using 1/2cup ea. white and brown sugar and vanilla instead of water. I used disposal pans for easy clean up. My husband, son and visiting sister loved them. Ever time they walked past the container they would grab a handful. They were all bummed when the last one was eaten.
Yum. Hubby had been whining for some sweet pecans for a while, so I made these. He couldn't keep his mitts off of them! I had to smack him to keep him out of the second batch I made for holiday dinners. I used a little vanilla and half brown and half white sugar. I liked the way it turned out. I think next time I will go all white sugar though- the brown, while good, gave it a "cookie" taste.
Very easy wonderful recipe. Used others suggestions of 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar and also replaced the water with vanilla. Excellent.
love the taste and simplicity of it...can you believe the price people pay for the same this at the fair!
HOLY MOLY these are awesome. The only a few changes that I tried after reading the reviews - use 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown. Used 1 tbs water and 1 tbs vanilla extract. Used cooking spray on pan rather than butter. Great to eat by themselves or on a salad. I'm putting them on Twice baked sweet potatos too!
These are a HUGE hit in my family - my husband adores candied pecans and he favors this over my usual way of browning the sugar in a pan - this recipe is way easier, much lower in fat, and tastes amazing - it is addictive. I add a dash of vanilla after the eggs are foamy, before adding the sugar mixture.
These turned out really well! I was very surprised; I tried another recipe similar to this one once and was highly displeased with the results. I doubled the recipe (and doubled the cookie sheets) & used peanuts & cashews, because that's what I had. I used the already-salted-in-a-can kind & omitted the salt from the recipe. I used PAM spray to lubricate my pan & wished I had used butter--after a few times turning the nuts, the PAM spray was no longer functioning, and I think the butter would've been better. Still, if you're feeling fat-conscious, the PAM spray did work--I just had to peel the last 1/4 cup or so of nuts off the foil very carefully! Thanks for the recipe, it's going to make great gifts this year! (P.S. 1 lb peanuts = 3cups, 1 lb cashews = 4 cups)
I absolutely love this recipe. I've made it three times now! I cut the sugar to a rounded 1/2 cup and up the cinnamon to a rounded teaspoon. that's all the changes Ive made. This is addicting. Even folks who aren't crazy for pecans love these! Its a keeper!
WOW! These are so delicious, just like the expensive ones you can buy and a great gift to give. I also used half & half brown/white sugar as others had recommended. I also lightly sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar after they had cooled for 15mins. Like they needed more sugar (!!), but I really think it improved on perfection!
I love this recipe. It is my new thing to bring to parties. Instead of adding the salt to the egg mixture, I sprinkle coarse sea salt over the nuts after I place them on the baking sheet. I also use 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Good stuff!
These pecans taste just like the ones you get at the mall!
My husband was a little skeptical at first...and then he tasted them! Wow, he couldn't stop eating them and has requested that I make them again for the Christmas holidays.
Loved this recipe! I added cayenne pepper to give it a kick and they didn't last long!
They're okay... going to add MORE sugar next time..... that is if there is a Next time...
perfect. tastes better than the river street sweet pecans. such a good recipe!
My mom and I made this recipe. They were great everyone loved them. We will definitely make them again.
OMG! I made these to give away in gift boxes with some cookies...I think I ate half of them. Warning! Do not taste test when they are warm unless you plan on making another batch! Definitely cook on aluminum foil to help with cleanup.
Baked for 50 minutes with brown sugar instead of white, excellent recipe,
I made these for a Southern Living at Home party I had and they were a hit. And super easy to make - definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing...
These are awesome! I had tried another recipe for these, but this one is the best!
quite good, I did as other and used vanilla and use both white and brown sugar.
These are GREAT! My whole family loves them and so does anyone else I have given them to. I also made a few changes by using half a cup of white sugar and half a cup of brown sugar and by using one 1 TBSP water and 1 TBSP vanilla extract. They don't last long around here so I always make a double batch.
Made recipe exactly stated. Today I am making with the tweeks I've read in the reviews. There is no way they can be any more addicting than the original recipe. We shall see! This recipe is now included in my permanent recipe file.