Monday, January 9, 2012

Melissa's Southern Sugared Pecans

Melissa's Southern Sugared Pecans

Don't you just love a recipe that only has a few simple ingredients and only takes a little effort?
You can mix up these Southern Sugared Pecans so fast that your family can enjoy them tonight while watching the
 LSU Tigers WIN the BCS game.


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg

The combo of cinnamon and nutmeg always make my house smell so good. 
Smells like I'd been baking all day.


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease one baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg whites and water until frothy and in vanilla.
  3.  In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, salt,cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Add pecans to egg whites, stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove the nuts, and toss them in the sugar mixture until coated. Spread the nuts out on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.
 Tip ~ I used two forks to toss them around every 15 min.

These taste just like the ones that you smell roasting at
 Bass Pro or Cabelas.
Best part, there is not much kitchen clean up!


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Blondie's Journal said...

I've always wanted to make these but didn't have a clue how to!! Thanks so much!


~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh my goodness...These look amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe, must go pin it!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love these soooo much. Didn't make any this year, but now I want to eat some. Thanks for the reminder. ;)

Clydia said...

Oh.My.Goodness I saw these linked up and was so excited! I've wanted to make these but never took the time to google them! THANK YOU! :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, these ARE the perfect snack for tonight's game! We'll definitely have to try these! We needed these during Saturday's game! Geaux Tigers!! Geaux Saints!!! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Yum and your recipe is so easy!!! Will be trying this :)

Bonnie said...

This sounds so incredible and since pecans are my favorite nut, I'm chomping at the bit to try out the recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

Wendy said...

These sound so good! The kids will be very excited to have them as a snack!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Yes! They are as good as they look. I had some first hand...yummy. I sure could use some right now ;)

Serendipity and Spice said...

Can't wait to give these a try! I had something similar last Christmas is south Florida but couldn't find any around here... hoping they are the same!

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Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Such sadness over the game. At least you had yummy snacks!

Mrs. H said...

I'm so sorry you're Tiger's didn't win, I'm a Georgia Girl, but I was really rootin for ya'll!!!

Leah Wead said...

I have made these every year for the holidays for 3 years now & they are always a hit. They are my go-to when I need a quick and easy gift.. I whip up a batch of these and throw them in a mason jar! Thanks for such a delicious and easy recipe.