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Easy Air Fryer Candied Pecans

Easy air fryer candied pecans are a delicious treat for the holiday season or anytime.

You only need a few simple ingredients for this four-ingredient recipe that everyone will love.

Easy Candied Pecans

Candied pecans in a bowl on the counter. The bowl is sitting next to a green and red kitchen towel.

Candied pecans are a great sweet and salty snack. They go great on salads, are perfect for parties, and make the best gifts.

The recipe features a cinnamon sugar coating and is just the ticket for getting you into the fall season.

They have the perfect crunch and taste amazing.

And the best part about these air fryer candied pecans is that they are super easy to make. You only need one bowl and an air fryer.

Candied pecans in a small bowl.

Ingredients For Air Fryer Candied Pecans

  • Egg whites
  • Raw pecan halves
  • White sugar
  • Ground cinnamon

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

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How To Make The Easy Candied Pecans

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 300 degrees.
  2. Add two egg whites to a bowl and beat.
  3. Next, add the sugar and ground cinnamon and stir to combine.
  4. Add the raw pecans to the sugar mixture and stir to coat.
  5. Spray the air fryer basket with some nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Spread the pecans out in the air fryer basket. (Be careful, it will be hot).
  7. Cook on 300 degrees for five minutes. Shake and cook for another five minutes.
  8. Spread the pecans out on parchment paper and allow them to harden for 15 minutes.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Preheat your air fryer on 300 degrees.

Egg whites in a clear glass bowl.

Start by adding two egg whites to a medium bowl and beat them.

Pouring sugar into a bowl with beaten egg whites.

Next, add the sugar to the bowl.

Beaten egg whites, sugar, and cinnamon in a small clear glass bowl.

Add the ground cinnamon and mix to combine.

Pecan halves in a clear glass bowl with egg whites, sugar, and cinnamon.

Pour the pecans into the bowl.

Pecan halves covered in a coating of egg whites, sugar, and cinnamon.

Stir to coat all of the pecans.

An air fryer basket covered with nonstick spray.

Spray your air fryer with nonstick cooking spray (be careful it’s hot).

Pecan halves covered in egg whites, sugar, and cinnamon. They are sitting inside of an air fryer basket.

Spread the coated pecans into a single layer in the bottom of the air fryer and cook for five minutes on 300 degrees.

Some of the egg white mixture will drip through to the bottom basket, but it’s an easy cleanup if you let it soak in some soapy water for a few minutes.

Cooked candied pecans in an air fryer basket.

After five minutes of cooking, give the pecans a little shake in the basket and cook for five more minutes.

Air fryer candied pecans on a piece of white parchment paper.

Once they are done cooking, spread the pecans out on a piece of parchment paper or on a cookie sheet and let them harden for about 15 minutes.

That’s it! Once they harden, they are done.

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Candied pecans in a small white bowl. There are some pecans scattered around the bowl.

FAQs

How To Store The Easy Air Fryer Candied Pecans

Store the candied pecans in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap. They can be stored at room temperature and do not need to be refrigerated.

How Long Can You Keep Candied Pecans?

Candied pecans will last about two weeks in an airtight container. They will last about one month in the refrigerator.

Ways To Eat The Candied Pecans

  • On top of ice cream (drizzle a little maple syrup on top, too).
  • As a salad topper.
  • As a snack.
  • Serve at a holiday party.
  • Sprinkle a few on a pecan pie.
  • Put some into a Mason jar and give as a gift.
  • Eat it your favorite way.

Can I Make A Small Batch Recipe?

Yes, you can cut the recipe in half and make a small batch out of it. It will make one cup of candied pecans if you cut the recipe in half.

Can You Toast Pecans In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can easily toast pecans in an air fryer.

You can toast them at 300 degrees for about five minutes. Give them a little shake and cook for about three more minutes.

What Temperature Do You Roast Pecans?

In the air fryer, you will roast pecans at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Are Candied Pecans Supposed To Be Sticky?

Sometimes they can be sticky. If you cook them in the air fryer for the required time and then allow them to sit out for about 15 minutes, they should not be sticky.

I have a stovetop candied pecans recipe, and they come out a tad sticky.

Candied pecans in a small bowl next to a red and green kitchen towel.

Air Fryer Sugared Pecans Recipe

Be sure to grab the recipe for air fryer candied pecans below. They make amazing gifts and are such an easy recipe.

With only four ingredients, this is one of the best recipes for candied pecans out there!

Easy air fryer candied pecans in a bowl.

Easy Air Fryer Candied Pecans

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy air fryer candied pecans are a great gift for the holidays or any time of year. They make a great snack and are incredibly easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw pecan halves
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 300 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the egg whites and beat them.
  3. Next, add the sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine.
  4. Add the pecans and stir to coat.
  5. Spray the air fryer basket with some nonstick cooking spray (be careful it is hot).
  6. Spread the pecans in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook on 300 degrees for five minutes.
  7. Shake basket a little and cook five more minutes at 300 degrees.
  8. Spread the pecans out on a heat-safe counter on top of parchment paper and let them harden. It will take about 15 minutes.

Notes

You can cut the recipe in half if you only want one cup of candied pecans.

Keep the pecans in a sealed container after they harden to keep them fresh.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 27gProtein: 7g

Nutrition is approximate.

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