These EASY Candied Pecans are sweet, crunchy, and borderline addictive! Made with simple ingredients, these candied nuts are delicious on salads, ice cream, yogurt, casseroles, or just by the handful! Store in an airtight container and they'll last up to two weeks!
4 Tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg white
1 Tablespoon bourbon (or water)
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 pound pecan halves
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (F). Place butter on a large baking sheet, and place in the oven to melt. Once butter has melted, remove baking sheet from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 250 degrees (F).
In a small bowl, combine the sugars, spices, and salt.
In a separate large bowl, whisk the egg white with the bourbon and vanilla until the mixture is very frothy.
Toss the pecans into the egg white mixture and toss to coat. Then add in the sugar mixture and stir again, mixing until the pecans are evenly coated in the sugar mixture.
Spread coated pecans onto the buttered baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour.
Cool on baking sheet for at least 15 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container, for up to two weeks.
Recipe by Baker by Nature at https://bakerbynature.com/candied-pecans/