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.

Looking for more DIY gift ideas, check out these:

Rosemary Candied Pecans

5 from 7 votes
Sweet and savory candied pecans flavored with coconut sugar and fresh rosemary.
Rosemary candied pecans in a jar with a tag reading, baked with love , to: mom, from: Brittany.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 cups


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


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1/4 cup Calories: 223kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 4g Fat: 20g Sugar: 6g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied pecans, rosemary candied pecans


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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. Noella
      May 3, 2021 AT 6:54 pm

      What would be a good substitute for the egg? What is the purpose of the egg? Would love to make but have an egg allergy.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 4, 2021 AT 1:11 pm

        Hey Noella – I haven’t tried a sub for the egg whites in this recipe. It helps to bind the coating to the pecans. You could try a flax egg, but I’m not sure how they’ll turn out. Let me know if you try it!

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

      5 stars
      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.

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

      5 stars
      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. :/

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

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

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

        Updated. Thanks!

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

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

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.


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