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Air Fryer Candied Pecans is made with simple ingredients but they are packed with flavor. Add them to your yogurt, ice cream and more.

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Easy Air Fryer Candied Pecans Recipe:

This easy air fryer recipe is one of our favorite fall desserts to make. You can easily make a small batch of candied pecans to serve with many different things. Add them to your salads, ice cream and more.

These Candied pecans have the perfect crunch and is amazing snack at anytime of the day. All you need is simple ingredients and you will have delicious roasted pecans in no time. Check out more quick and easy air fryer recipes.

The next time you are needing an easy snack or topping for your ice cream, make these candied pecans. We like to keep a mason jar on the counter to enjoy all week long. You may also like to make Slow Cooker Candied Pecans Recipe.

Pecan halves, butter, egg white, brown sugar, cinnamon

Ingredients: 

Serves: 8 

  • Pecan Halves 
  • Butter (melted) 
  • Large Egg White 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Ground Cinnamon 

How to Make Air Fryer Candied Pecans: 

  • Step 1 – Prepare Pecans – Place the raw pecans in a large mixing bowl.  
  • Step 2 – Melt Butter – Melt the butter and drizzle it on top of the pecans.  Toss to coat the pecans in the butter.  
placing pecans in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Whip Egg Whites – In a separate medium bowl, whip the egg white with a hand held mixer. Mix until frothy and it holds soft peaks.  
whipping up egg whites
  • Step 4 – Pour Over Pecans – Pour over the pecans and stir to coat the pecans with the frothed egg whites. 
Adding brown sugar and cinnamon to pecans
  • Step 5 – Combine Brown Sugar and Cinnamon – In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Pour over the sugar mixture over pecans and stir to coat. 
  • Step 6 – Heat Air FryerPreheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option. Then run the air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. 
  • Step 7 – Add Pecans to Air Fryer Basket – Place the pecans in the air fryer and cook at 350 degrees. Cook for 5-7 minutes stirring every few minutes until the pecans are no longer wet. 
Candied pecans in the air fryer
  • Step 8 – Baking Sheet – Move the pecans to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Spread them out into an even single layer and let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to cool. 
Spreading candied pecans on the baking sheet
  • Step 9 – Serve After this time, the pecans are ready to serve and enjoy.
bowl of candied pecans

Air Fryer Pecans Recipe Tips:

  • Coat Pecans – Make sure to coat pecans with the melted butter and egg whites. You want to make sure pecans are fully covered.
  • Prepare Air Fry – If your air fryer has a preheat option, make sure to use in this recipe. If your air fryer does not have this option. Then just heat it for about 5 minutes before adding in the pecans.
  • Air Frying the Pecans – We recommend to stirring the pecans throughout the cooking time. This ensure that the pecans are no longer wet before resting pecans. The process will take about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Rest Pecans – It is important to spread the pecans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow the pecans to rest for about 30 minutes. This creates a crispy texture on the pecans.
bowl of candied pecans

How to Serve Candied Pecans:

These candied nuts can be served in many different ways. It gives your recipes a crispy texture and a sweet and savory flavor. Try one of these option the next time you make this recipe.

  • Ice Cream – If you a bowl of vanilla ice cream, top it with some of these candied pecans for delicious flavor.
  • Snacking –  These tasty pecans taste great for eating as a snack. These roast pecans make the perfect snack.
  • Yogurt –  Make a yogurt parfait using these candied pecans. This is my favorite snack for my morning breakfast.
  • Oatmeal – Top yogurt with the pecans for a sweet and crunchy mix in. Add a handful of mini chocolate for the perfect breakfast.
  • Salads – Top spinach salads with pecans with some slice strawberries for a healthy lunch idea.
bowl of candied pecans

Variation Ideas:

  • Change the Spices – Feel free to change the spices in this recipe. We love the way it makes the pecans sweet but you can also add a hint of spice. Add maple syrup, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and more.
  • Change the Nuts – You can use this recipe for different nuts. Try it with walnuts, almonds, or toast pecans.
  • Oven – Feel free to make this recipe in the oven instead of the air fryer. Spread the pecans on a lined baking sheet and bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
bowl of candied pecans

Can you Freeze Candied Pecans?

Yes, these candied pecans freeze great. Place in a freezer air-tight container and they will stay fresh for 3 months. Make these pecans ahead of time to enjoy all holiday season long.

bowl of candied pecans

How to Store Leftovers:

Store the leftovers in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.  

bowl of candied pecans

Print Recipe for Air Fryer Candied Pecans:

Air Fryer Candied Pecans

5 from 2 votes
Air Fryer Candied Pecans is made with simple ingredients but they are packed with flavor. Add them to your yogurt, ice cream and more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Sit at Room Temperature 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 251

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Place the pecans in a large mixing bowl.
  • Melt the butter and drizzle it on top of the pecans.  Toss to coat the pecans in the butter.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the egg white with a hand held mixer until frothy and it holds soft peaks.
  • Pour over the pecans and stir to coat the pecans with the frothed egg whites.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Pour over the pecans and stir to coat.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then run the air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
  • Place the pecans in the air fryer and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes stirring every few minutes until the pecans are no longer wet.
  • Move the pecans to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Spread them out into an even layer and let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to cool.
  • After this time, the pecans are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 251kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 3g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 33mg, Potassium 128mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 102IU, Vitamin C 0.3mg, Calcium 32mg, Iron 1mg

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