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Praline Pecans – The perfect crunchy sweet and salty snack

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These praline pecans are some of the easiest snacks you will ever make. Store them in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

This post was originally published on December 11, 2015, but has recently been updated.

One of my all-time favorite candies at Christmas is Praline Pecans. I love making these all times of the year, but during the holidays, these are perfect for gift baskets, appetizers for a party, or just a snack while you are watching your favorite Christmas movie.

How to Make Praline Pecans

You only need a few ingredients when you are making this Praline Pecans recipe. All of these are pantry ingredients you should have on hand (if you stocked it as I told you to — here's the free printable fall pantry checklist).

Start by mixing together the brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and salt and set aside.

In another bowl, mix together an egg white and water. Mix that together and then, in a large bowl, combine pecans with egg white and water.

Then toss in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat all the pecans well.

Now, line a tray with aluminum foil (please do not forget this step. You will thank me later). Pour out your pecans on this tray and put them in a preheated 250-degree oven.

praline pecans 8

You will bake them for one hour. Every 15 minutes, pull them out and stir them. It will look yucky as it is baking, but don't give up. They will turn out amazing and delicious.

Once they come out, mix one last time and let the sugars harden on the nuts. Once they do, you can store them in mason jars, or serve them just like we did — in a bowl on a beautiful napkin.

Yield: 4 cups

Praline Pecans

Praline Pecans

If you want a delicious sweet and salty crunch snack, make a batch of these Praline Pecans.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of Pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Aluminum foil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, beat egg white and water until frothy. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  5. Take pecans and mix with egg and water mixture. Stir until all pecans have been coated.
  6. Pour in your sugar mixture and continue to stir pecans until they are coated well in sugar mixture.
  7. Pour pecans onto the foil lined cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
  8. Every 15 minutes remove from the oven and stir with a silicone spatula.
  9. At the end of the hour, remove from the oven and allow pecans to cool. Box up and give as a gift or serve at a party or function.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

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Latrina Abraham

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

Can I make these with brown sugar only?

Jennifer Sikora

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

I don't see why not? They would taste amazing.

Debbie

Saturday 8th of August 2020

Made this today. Super easy. Family LOVED it. My dad is going out tomorrow to get more pecans!

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 10th of August 2020

So glad! We love this too. They are perfect for snacking and I love adding them to salads.

Ann

Saturday 26th of October 2019

I really like this recipe. The idea with sweet and sour homemade sauce is just great, I love such flavor combinations. Did you come up with this recipe yourself or were you inspired by someone else's idea? This is a real masterpiece, I'm not joking :))) I think, it is possible to use other nuts by analogy with this recipe? I saved this recipe immediately and will definitely try to make it. Thank you so much!

Brandon

Monday 13th of June 2016

How many per serving and does anyone know the smart points per serving

Jennifer Sikora

Wednesday 15th of June 2016

Serving size would be about 7 I guess. I have never figured the points out on them but I am sure if you googled it you could find it.

Tammilee Tips

Saturday 12th of December 2015

These sound like an amazing holiday treat for a party!! I love the idea of using Splenda to reduce the sugar count.

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 14th of December 2015

Yes! It makes them guilt free. You need them to be that because they are so good.

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