Slow Cooker Candied Pecans is an easy way to enjoy candied nuts. These pecans are packed with lots of sugar and cinnamon for a great recipe.

Slow cooker candied pecans in the crock pot.
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Slow Cooker Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans taste amazing and make your house smell wonderful as they cook. The crock pot makes it really simple to make this recipe.

You can make Candied Pecans on the Stovetop if you prefer. Either way, candied nuts is a must try.

We use these for salad and ice cream toppings, charcuterie or just for snacking. They are absolutely delicious. They are so sweet and decadent.

You may also like Air Fryer Candied Pecans for a delicious dessert.

Ingredients for Slow cooker candied pecans.

Ingredients for crockpot candied pecans:

  • Pecans Halves 
  • Large Egg White 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Ground Cinnamon 
  • Water 
  • Non Stick Cooking Spray 

How to make candied pecans in crockpot:

  • Whisk the eggs. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg whites with the vanilla extract until the mixture is combined and frothy. This only takes about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the pecans. Then pour egg white mixture into the pecans until they are evenly coated in the egg whites.
Process photos of whisking eggs and coating pecans.
  • Get out a separate large bowl. Stir together the sugar, brown sugar and ground cinnamon until well combined.  Pour this cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of the pecans and toss so that the pecans are fully coated with the sugar mixture.  
Process photos of coating pecans and cooking.
  • Prepare the crock pot. Spray the slow cooker with non stick cooking spray and then add the pecan mixture to the crock pot. 
  • Cook the pecans. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.  Stir the water into the crock pot for the last 30 minutes of the cook time to make the outer shell nice and crunchy.  
  • Allow the pecans to cool. Then spread the candied pecans out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow them to cool for 20 minutes to 30 minutes. 
  • Serve and enjoy. Then the pecans are ready to serve, store or enjoy! 
Slow cooker candied pecans in the crock pot.

How to store them:

Store any leftover pecans in an airtight container at room temperature. I like to use a mason jar but any container with a tight fitting lid will suffice.

How long can I store them?

The pecans can be stored up to 1 week.

Can candied pecans be frozen? 

Yes, this is a great way to prolong the shelf life of candied pecans. Allow the nuts to cool completely and place inside a freezer container or bag.

They can be frozen up to 2 months.

How to serve:

  • Snacking. Candied Pecans are delicious served alone as a snack.
  • Charcuterie. Add candied nuts to a meat and cheese board. They compliment each other well.
  • Oatmeal and Cereal. These sweet and crunch pecans make a delightful topping for oatmeal and cereal. The cinnamon and sugar coating is so tasty.
  • Salad. If you like sweet and savory, add a spoonful of candied nuts to your salad. These are really good on spinach salad.
  • Ice Cream. Top ice cream with candied pecans for a crunch and sweet treat.
Slow cooker candied pecans in a bowl.

Why are my candied pecans soft?

Often this is a result of not allowing the nuts time to cool properly before storing. The moisture will form condensation in the container and soften the pecans.

This is an easy problem to prevent. Just allow enough time for the nuts to completely cool.

Slow cooker candied pecans in the crock pot.

Crock Pot Candy Pecans tips:

  • Slow Cooker. I used a 6 quart crock pot for this recipe.  
  • Crockpot liners. Make clean up a breeze when you use crock pot liners. Just toss and go after cooking for less mess.
  • Allow to cool. The pecans need ample time to cool completely. Rushing or skipping this step can result in soft pecans that are not crunchy.
  • Prepare the baking sheet. I recommend lining the baking sheet with parchment paper before placing the pecans to cool. This will help to prevent sticking and also make clean up much easier.
Slow cooker candied pecans in the crock pot.

Variations:

  • Nuts. Try using other types of nuts in this recipe. Some ideas include cashews, walnuts, peanuts and almonds.
  • Spicy. Change the flavor in this recipe and make sweet and spicy pecans. The extra heat and combination with the sweet is delicious.

    Just add ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper to the brown sugar mixture. You can adjust this based on preference and how spicy you like it.
  • Salted Candied Pecans. While the candied nuts are cooking, sprinkle sea salt on top.

Make these delicious pecans.

This easy recipe is so versatile and effortless to make. I like to make a large batch to keep on hand to use all week long.

During the holidays, I often make a double batch. These make great gifts for neighbors and friends. Everyone loves candied pecans.

Candied nuts are pricey to buy so making these at home will save you a lot of money. Try this recipe today for an easy treat without much work in the slow cooker.

Slow cooker candied pecans in a bowl.

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Slow Cooker Candied Pecans

4.73 from 22 votes
Slow Cooker Candied Pecans is an easy way to enjoy candied nuts. These pecans are packed with lots of sugar and cinnamon for a great recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Cool completely 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 332

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg whites with the vanilla extract until the mixture is combined and frothy (1-2 minutes). Then stir in pecans until they are evenly coated.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the sugar, brown sugar and ground cinnamon until well combined.  Pour this cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of the pecans and toss so that the pecans are fully coated with the sugar mixture.
  • Spray the crock pot with non-stick cooking spray and then add the pecan mixture to the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
  • Stir the water into the crock pot for the last 30 minutes of the cook time to make the outer shell nice and crunchy.
  • Then spread the candied pecans out on a baking sheet and allow them to cool for 20-30 minutes.
  • Then the pecans are ready to serve, store or enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used a 6 quart crock pot for this recipe.  
Store any leftover pecans in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 332kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 3g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 7g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Sodium 7mg, Potassium 156mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 27g, Vitamin A 20IU, Vitamin C 0.4mg, Calcium 38mg, Iron 1mg

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