Rosemary Candied Pecans + Printable Gift Tags

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.


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 (affiliate link) 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.

Looking for more DIY gift ideas, check out these:

Rosemary Candied Pecans sweetened with coconut sugar. Crunchy, sweet, savory and perfect for snacking!

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

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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!

    • 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

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