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Candied Maple Pecans on a silpat lined antique metal sheet pan, crisp blue and white cotton towel, wooden bench

Candied Maple Pecans

Candied Maple Pecans: Whole pecans candied with real maple syrup, fragrant cinnamon, and just the barest hint of spice and salt. Great for snacking, salads, and top of yogurt, ice cream, or oatmeal.


Course condiment, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 188 kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood

Ingredients

  • 5 cups shelled pecans
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup maple sugar turbinado sugar, or granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silpat or parchment (lightly spray the parchment with non-stick cooking spray.)
  2. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper together with a fork until it is evenly mixed.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until very frothy. Whisk in the maple syrup until it is evenly mixed. Toss in the pecans until they are completely coated with the egg/maple syrup mixture. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the top and toss again to coat evenly. Spread the nuts in a single layer on the silpat or sprayed parchment lined sheet.

  4. Bake the nuts for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until the nuts are dry to the touch. Let them cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally to break them up. When they are completely cooled, transfer them to airtight containers -like mason jars- and store at room temperature for up to a month.
  5. Serve as a stand-alone snack, or with dried fruit or as a garnish on salads. These are also excellent over ice cream or yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
Candied Maple Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.