Paleo Candied Pecans
Healthy Paleo Candied Nuts – made with both coconut sugar and maple syrup. Just 5 ingredients! Great as a snack, on salads, or to give as a hostess gift. Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, clean eating, healthy living.
One of my favorite indulgences is candied pecans. Pecans are by far my favorite nut.
Coat them in a sweet and salty candy coating and it’s the best treat in the world.
This is an healthy version of my previous favorite candied nuts recipe, but this one is refined sugar free since it is sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.
Now I can enjoy my sweet and crunchy pecans practically guilt free.
You start by combining egg whites, coconut sugar, maple syrup and salt. That’s it. Just 4 ingredients. Simple, right?
Whisk it together, then fold in the raw pecans.
Spread them out on a rimmed baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Trust me, you’re going to want to the parchment paper to avoid sticking and make for an easy cleanup.
Roast at 250ºF for 1 hour, and your paleo candied pecans are ready!
I love to serve mine on top of salads, or to eat straight from the jar as a snack.
These also make an amazing hostess or neighbor gift during the holidays! Everyone I gift these too goes nuts for them.
Paleo Candied Pecans
- 3 cups raw pecans
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 250ºF with the oven rack in the middle. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the egg whites, coconut sugar, maple syrup and salt. Whisk to combine. Add in the nuts, and toss until they're evenly coated.
- Spread the candied nuts in an even layer on the rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, toss the nuts half way thru.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cook completely, at least 15 minutes. When you take the nuts out they'll still seem "soft". Don't worry, they crisp up after they cool. Break the nuts apart and serve.
- Will keep in an airtight container for 2 weeks.
6 Comments on “Paleo Candied Pecans”
I’m trying to eliminate processed junk food snacks for my 3 boys. With virtual schooling it seems they want to snack all day! One son loves pecans, especially candied pecans! I made a batch of yours and they are a hit. It feels good providing healthier versions of favorite foods for my kids.
Your boys sure are lucky to have a nice mom like you who makes them candied pecans Lora. So glad they enjoyed their healthy snack!
Do you think cashews could be substituted?
Yes, I think cashews would be a delicious substitute for the pecans Kari. I haven’t recipe tested it, but I would be comfortable substituting any nut for the pecans.
This recipe works great every time! Sometimes I also add a dash of cinnamon. I love that these candied pecans have just the right amount of sweetness but are not as overly sweetened as store bought.
I am so happy you like my candied pecans Elena. Adding cinnamon is a fantastic idea. I agree, they taste way better than store bought!