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A shallow serving dish containing candied pecans.
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Candied Pecans

These sweet and savory candied pecans are made with coconut sugar and egg whites. They’re perfect for gifting, snacking or adding to salads, cheese boards and more!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied pecans, rosemary candied pecans
Servings: 3 cups


  • 3 cups raw pecan halves
  • cup coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons egg whites beaten until frothy
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place pecans, sugar, rosemary (if using), 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.
    Pecans, sugar, rosemary, and salt added to a large bowl containing whipped egg whites.
  • 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.
    Candied pecans on a parchment lined baking sheet after baking.


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g