I gave these out as gifts last year and they were a total hit

Embrace the warmth and comfort of cozy winter nights with these Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pecans. This recipe combines the aromatic magic of cinnamon and sugar with the crunchy texture of pecans, creating a snack that’s as irresistible as it is easy to make. Perfect for family gatherings or as a delightful treat, these pecans will quickly become a favorite.


1 pound pecans (or almonds)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 egg white

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons water

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 250°F (120°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, combine 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Prepare Egg White Mixture: In a separate large bowl, beat 1 egg white until frothy. Add 2 teaspoons each of water and vanilla extract, and mix well.

Coat the Pecans: Add 1 pound of pecans to the egg white mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.

Add Cinnamon-Sugar: Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the pecans and toss to coat thoroughly.

Bake: Spread the coated pecans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 250°F (120°C), stirring every 15 minutes.

Cool: Allow the pecans to cool completely on the baking sheet.

Store: Transfer the cooled cinnamon sugar pecans to an airtight container.

These Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pecans are not just a treat; they’re an experience. The warm, sweet aroma and the delightful crunch make them an ideal snack for any occasion. Enjoy the process of making them and the joy of sharing with loved ones.

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