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Candied Gingerbread Pecans; Easy and delicious holiday treat perfect for gifting!

Candied Pecans

Delicious and easy baked candied pecans with a gingerbread flavor! 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candied pecans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 346kcal


  • 1 pound unsalted pecans
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites, water, and vanilla extract until combined (slightly frothy). Add in pecans and toss to coat in egg white mixture.
  • Add in spices and sugars and stir to coat the pecans evenly.
  • Spread pecans out on parchment paper and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.


Feel free to substitute your favorite nuts for pecans such as almonds or a mixture of nuts.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.1mg