Sugared Pecans served in a black bowl

Sugared Pecans

Sugared Pecans are easy to make and deliciously addictive! Delicious for snacking and as a sweet and crunchy topping for salads or desserts. And a perfect edible gift for the holidays!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, easy, edible gift, quick
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 221kcal


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups raw pecan halves


  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. Whisk in sugar and salt. Add pecans and stir to coat evenly.
  • Pour coated pecans onto prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer. 
  • Bake, stirring gently every 15 minutes, for 45 minutes total, until coating is a light golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before serving. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.



  1. I like to use superfine sugar for this recipe, but standard granulated sugar works fine too.
  2. Makes 4 Cups or 16, 1-ounce servings


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.6mg