Rosemary Candied Pecans

Sweetened with coconut sugar, these rosemary candied pecans are such an easy DIY holiday gift. Plus free ‘Baked With Love’ printable gift tags!

Thanksgiving is NEXT week! What the heck?! I don’t know if it’s the warm weather or what, but I can’t believe it’s already here. But it is and that means it’s time to start thinking about holiday gifts!!

Rosemary candied pecans with coconut sugar.

There’s something special about homemade gifts. I love making them and receiving them. I definitely don’t consider myself super crafty, however I go through phases where I get excited about crafting. And I am pretty good at whipping up homemade gifts, especially those that are edible. In the past I’ve gifted things like vegan cranberry chocolate chip banana bread,  apple butter and peanut butter dog treats.

Sweetened with coconut sugar, these Rosemary Candied Pecans are such an easy DIY holiday gift. Plus free 'Baked With Love' printable gift tags!

This year Maria and I were brainstorming different homemade gift ideas and decided it would be fun to do some sort of candied nut. Everyone likes nuts — they’re snackable, sharable and have a longer shelf-life than most baked goods.

Sweetened with coconut sugar, these Rosemary Candied Pecans are such an easy DIY holiday gift. Plus free 'Baked With Love' printable gift tags!

I knew I wanted to use coconut sugar and decided rosemary would be a nice savory addition. Having a huge rosemary bush in my backyard made that decision really easy.

Rosemary Candied Pecans

Once roasted, the pecans have a lovely crunch and sweet rosemary flavor. They’re quite addicting!

Rosemary Candied Pecans sweetened with coconut sugar.

The best part about these candied pecans is that they take no time to whip up — only about 10 minutes of prep and 35 minutes of baking! Hooray for easy, last-minute gifts. 🙂

Sweetened with coconut sugar, these Rosemary Candied Pecans make for an easy DIY holiday gift. Free printable gift tag included!

I’ve found that they make a lovely hostess gift on their own or you can make a larger gift by including them in a holiday gift basket — perhaps with some other foodie gifts like jam, chocolate, cookies and wine.

Rosemary Candied Pecans sweetened with coconut sugar.

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Rosemary candied pecans in a jar with a tag reading, baked with love , to: mom, from: Brittany.

Rosemary Candied Pecans

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups


Sweet and savory candied pecans flavored with coconut sugar and fresh rosemary.


  • 3 cups raw pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (regular sugar works too)
  • 12 Tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons egg whites, beaten until frothy
  • 11/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place pecans, sugar, rosemary, egg whites and salt in a large bowl. Toss until pecans are coated. Spread on prepared baking sheet and place in preheated oven. Set timer for 15 minutes, give pecans a stir and then roast for another 10 minutes for a total of 25 minutes or until pecans are golden. Watch carefully because they tend to burn easily.
  3. Remove from oven and allow pecans to cool. Pecans will be a little soft to the touch when you remove them from the oven, but they will harden up as they cool. Once cool you can break apart any pecans that are stuck in clumps and place them in a storage container or jars for gifting.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 223
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: rosemary candied pecans, candied pecans

FREE 'Baked With Love' Printable Gift Tags

In addition to the simple recipe for the rosemary candied pecans, I’m excited to share that we have super cute “Baked With Love” printable gift tags for you to use as well! If you want to package your candied pecans similarly to how we have in the photos you’ll just need a few items:

Easy peasy!

FREE 'Baked With Love' Printable Gift Tags

Download the “Baked With Love” printable gift tag PDF here.

Do you like homemade gifts? If so, what is your favorite homemade gift to give or receive? 

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    1. Denise
      September 11, 2020 AT 3:44 pm

      I have made these many times and they are so delicious! I have played around with the temperature, as at 350 degrees they are a little burnt tasting for my liking. I tried 325 and 300 and have settled on 300 degrees for 25 minutes and they’re perfect! I just made a batch with a bit of ground red cayenne added for a little kick. I have given them as gifts and everyone raves about them. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 11, 2020 AT 8:04 pm

        This is super helpful, Denise! Thank you so much for sharing what temperature works best for you. Thank you so much for coming back to leave your feedback and the star rating. I so appreciate it.

    2. Sara D
      December 13, 2018 AT 6:13 pm

      Just made a triple batch for gifts. So so good! Mine only need about 25 minutes total but my oven is convection so maybe that’s why. My first batch was a little overdone but still addicting. What a cute idea! And thank you making the label so easy too!

      1. Sarah
        December 16, 2018 AT 10:47 pm

        Yes the recommended time had mine overdone. 30 minutes was too long! Had to toss the whole first batch.

        1. Brittany Mullins
          December 17, 2018 AT 9:39 am

          Oh no!! I’ll update the time since it seems like 30 minutes must be too long. :/

    3. Cynthia
      December 29, 2016 AT 12:36 pm

      Proof-read your instructions, please. “Pecans be”????

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 29, 2016 AT 12:40 pm

        Updated. Thanks!

    4. Coleen
      November 23, 2016 AT 12:42 pm

      Is there anything to use in place of egg whites to make vegan?

    5. Hillary
      November 22, 2016 AT 1:26 pm

      Totally making this recipe for holiday gifts this year!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 22, 2016 AT 1:43 pm

        Yay!! I can’t wait to see how they turn out. 🙂

        1. Hillary
          December 18, 2016 AT 12:31 am

          I’ve made at least 6 batches for gifts — SO great! My friends are loving them. Thanks!

          1. Brittany Mullins
            December 18, 2016 AT 11:40 am

            Yay!!! I’m so glad you made them for gifts. 🙂

    6. Jennifer @NourishedSimply
      November 22, 2016 AT 7:02 am

      I love homemade gifts. In past years I have made chocolate covered pretzels and cookie mixes. They make great hostess and teachers gifts. Adding this idea to my list.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 22, 2016 AT 10:38 am

        Homemade gifts are so fun. I’ve made cookie mixes before too! I actually received a tin of chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels one year. Gah! Those babies were addicting! 🙂

    7. Marye
      November 21, 2016 AT 11:16 am

      I love candied pecans! The rosemary flavor sounds great, can’t wait to try these!

    8. Shashi at RunninSrilankan
      November 21, 2016 AT 10:46 am

      I adore homemade gifts and these sound wonderful! Loving the rosemary added into these candied pecans – so aromatic and deeeeelicious!

    9. Jakob Hælspore
      November 21, 2016 AT 9:11 am

      I made the pecans yesterday together with my girlfriend.
      We both loved them.
      The only mistake we made was that we didn’t make enough…

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 21, 2016 AT 9:17 am

        Haha. I love it! Time to make another batch! 🙂

    10. Fat to Fit Diet
      November 19, 2016 AT 11:00 pm

      Of course, preparing a handmade gift within 45 minutes would be better than anything. Besides, handmade gifts are always a better replacement from artificial gifts. Because it leaves a strong love with the one who you share the gift.
      Apart from all, I love this recipe and the gift idea for this holiday season.
      Thanks Brittany for this lovely post.

    11. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
      November 19, 2016 AT 11:42 am

      Well, you’re craftier than me because a printable label blow my mind, haha 😉 LOVE rosemary and nuts together. The sweet and savory is so well done in these!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 19, 2016 AT 12:43 pm

        I have Maria to thank for the label. She’s the design/craft pro here at EBF! 😉

    12. Julia @ PB & Julia
      November 18, 2016 AT 12:51 pm

      I love this idea! I love receiving baked goodies as a gift over the holidays, so I was thinking this year of doing that for my friends and family! I would have never thought to add rosemary, sounds so tasty! Thanks for the recipe! Now the real question is if I can make this and not eat it all myself…

    13. Kori
      November 18, 2016 AT 11:13 am

      Super cute! I started making Ellie Krieger’s Spiced Mixed Nuts years ago, and they continue to be a huge hit! Curry, maple, cayenne, and rosemary. Such an awesome combination. I made them as one of our wedding favors with the tag, “nuttin’ but love.” So cheesy, yet perfect for us food pun lovers. 😉 Several years ago I made apple butter from scratch for Christmas gifts. I am not crafty either, but these homemade gifts are my favorite to give and receive!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 18, 2016 AT 11:19 am

        Ohhhh I love the sound of those nuts. Curry and maple!! YES!! I will have to check out that recipe. And your “nuttin’ but love” wedding favors sound soo cute!! <3 We did homemade jam and biscuits for ours. Everyone loves edible wedding favors. So much better than something with the bride and groom's name on it. haha

    14. Lindsay
      November 18, 2016 AT 10:47 am

      I want to eat that whole pan and not share. Lol! But Instead I’m thinking I just make 4 batches. Yes? ????

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 18, 2016 AT 11:20 am

        I’ve already made two batches. Need to make two more ASAP. 🙂

    15. Andrew
      November 18, 2016 AT 10:31 am

      I’ve made these before but felt bad about it. I love this recipe using coconut sugar and rosemary… yes!!

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