I gave these out as gifts last year and they were a total hit



1 pound pecans (or almonds)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 egg white

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons water

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 250°F (120°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, combine 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Prepare Egg White Mixture: In a separate large bowl, beat 1 egg white until frothy. Add 2 teaspoons each of water and vanilla extract, and mix well.

Coat the Pecans: Add 1 pound of pecans to the egg white mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.

Add Cinnamon-Sugar: Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the pecans and toss to coat thoroughly.

Bake: Spread the coated pecans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 250°F (120°C), stirring every 15 minutes.

Cool: Allow the pecans to cool completely on the baking sheet.

Store: Transfer the cooled cinnamon sugar pecans to an airtight container.

These Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pecans are not just a treat; they're an experience. The warm, sweet aroma and the delightful crunch make them an ideal snack for any occasion. Enjoy the process of making them and the joy of sharing with loved ones.