cinnamon sugar pecans- candied pecans
If you love candied almonds, you will love the candied pecans too. This sweet treat is perfect for gifts and treats at parties. We love giving them out for Christmas to teachers and the local delivery crew.
While you make this in the slow cooker. It is not a slow cooker recipe you leave to cook on it’s own. You have to stir them every 20-3o minutes. So you need to make the candied pecans when you have time to be attentive to them or they will burn.
Allow them to cool and they are super delicious, it’s hard to stop eating. You will need to hide them to keep from eating them all.
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups pecans
1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 cup water
parchment paper or silicone mat
Use at least a 4-quart slow cooker.
Use a slow cooker bag or spray the inside of the crock pot with cooking spray. Easy clean up is using the bag.
In a large bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix the water, egg whites and vanilla.
Take the pecans and put them into the bowl with the egg white mix.
Stir until the pecans are coated thoroughly and appear wet/shiny.
Dump the nuts into the cinnamon sugar and coat thoroughly.
You’ve coated the slow cooker or put the slow cooker bag in it right?
Pour the pecan mix into the slow cooker.
Make sure the slow cooker is on high.
You will cook this for 2 1/2 – 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes to keep them from burning and sticking together in clumps.
You want the nuts crispy, but not blackened.
About 30 minutes before they are completed, remove the cover on the crock pot, so the condensation is removed from the nuts.
Remove the candied nuts from the slow cooker and place on the parchment or silicone mat.
Allow to cool before placing in your containers or eating.
These nuts can be put in small containers and give as Christmas gifts.