Easy Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pecans & Almonds (the BEST party treat and gift idea!)

Vegetarian Gluten free · These easy cinnamon sugar roasted pecans and almonds are a must for the holidays! They make for the best Thanksgiving and Christmas treats. They are also a fabulous gift idea. Just wrap them up in pretty jars or gift bags and give them away to your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Everyone loves them!

The Best Finger Food & Snack Idea For Holiday Parties
If you like candied nuts as much as I do, you are going to absolutely love this easy cinnamon sugar pecan recipe! It’s the perfect snack and appetizer for a party or family gathering because you don’t have to worry about them getting too hot or too cold while sitting out on the counter. I make these every Christmas and Thanksgiving, and they are always the first thing to disappear. I have a hard time not eating them all before the festivities begin.

I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy make ahead party food ideas, and these candied pecans and almonds are always on the menu at my house because they are so easy to throw together and bake in the oven. They make the house smell absolutely amazing, too.

1 pound pecans (and/or almonds)
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white
1/2 tsp salt (or your preference)
2 tsp water
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick foil.

Mix the sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large ziploc bag.

Whisk the egg white, vanilla and water with a fork in a large bowl until frothy.

Add the pecans (or almonds) to the egg white mixture and stir until they are well coated.

Pour the pecans into the ziploc bag, seal and shake until well coated with your cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Spread them out on your prepared baking sheet into a single layer.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Try not to eat them all in one sitting.