Once Upon a Thyme – Candied Street Pecans


Have you ever passed those street carts with heavenly smelling candied nuts and wanted to try some?  These pecans are a great snack on their own, and a perfect topping for ice cream or even salads. The trick to achieving the crisp candy coating in this recipe is whipping the egg whites to a complete foam before folding in the remaining ingredients. To properly whip the egg whites, be sure to start with a super clean bowl with no traces of egg yolk because even a drop of fat can hinder the whipping process. Pecans can be swapped for any nut of your choice. Whether you make candied cashews, candied walnuts, or candied almonds, everyone will be coming back for more! 



2 egg whites 

½ cup brown sugar 

½ cup sugar 

1 tbsp pure vanilla extract  

1 tbsp cinnamon  

5 cups raw pecans 


  1. In a medium bowl, add sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until combined. Set aside. 
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the egg white, vanilla, and water together until frothy. Add the pecans and gently toss until the pecans are well coated. Add the sugar and cinnamon mixture and toss until pecans are covered. 
  1. Spread the pecans out in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. The sugar mixture will harden on the pecans. 


Recipe, photo and styling by Adina Yaakov, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For more recipes visit www.OnceUponAThyme.Co 


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