DIY Gifts: Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

December 16, 2012

Cinnamon sugar pecans are an easy edible gift to make for your loved ones.  Pecan halves are tossed is cinnamon, sugar, and salt and placed on a baking sheet to toast. The heat heightens the nutty pecan flavor and the cinnamon intensifies.  If you are feeling experimental, you can add other spices to the mix like cayenne pepper or cumin.  

Spiced Pecans



1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
1 pound pecan halves


Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat egg white. Add pecans and stir until coated. Sprinkle sugar mixture over pecans; mix well. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bakeat 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove nuts from baking sheet while warm to cool on waxed paper.



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