MAG's Extra Special Extra Delicious Candied Pecans

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

These are FABULOUS! This is my friend, Mary Ava's recipe and they are so great. Easy and get rave reviews.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 225.
  2. Mix water and egg white--whisk.
  3. Mix with pecans.
  4. Mix together sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Mix with pecans.
  6. Spread on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes at 225 stirring occasionally.
  8. Increase temp.
  9. to 275 and continue baking for 15 minutes.
  10. Cool.
  11. Enjoy.
  12. Taste better after a day or so.
Most Helpful

5 5

Totally awesome!!! I made 2 pounds in 2 days and they disappeared. I also made them for a bridal shower and everyone wanted the recipe. We like them best made with 1/2 brown and 1/2 regular sugar and about 1/2 tsp of vanilla as some suggested. I have made numerous times and we love them. The only problem I have is I eat way too many when I make them.

These were fantastic!!!! I made several batches for Christmas gifts, but now have to make more because we ate quite a few and have expanded our receiver list because they are so tasty and so easy! I used a mixture of Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews and Pistachios (all raw to begin with). I also added a tsp of cayenne for a little kick. Thank you for such a great and easy recipe. UPDATE: I gave these out at work and to friends and people were calling them their drug because they couldn't stop eating them. I have been requested to make them again this year and so I am now working on my first of another 10 batches. :-) I would highly recommend adding the cayenne as it gave it a sweet/hot taste that was irresistible. Also having a mix of nuts made it interesting.

5 5

YUM! Thank you, Kim, for posting this recipe! These pecans are really delicious. I got several pounds of pecans from my friend in LA who has pecan trees so my pecans were really fresh. I made this recipe for Christmas gifts. I put them in TupperWare Roc&Serv containers with a ribbon around them and everyone LOVED the pecans! I have directed MANY FOLKS to Recipezaar and this page! My hubby and I are are addicted to these! He asked me to always have them around. They really are delicious!!!!! THANK YOU!!! I shall use this receipe for years to come and many gifts! And I love that it's not messy to make like the sugared pecans with corn syrup!