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Cinnamon Pecans Make Christmas Candy Easy


Making a quick and delicious Christmas treat just got a whole lot easier with this Cinnamon Pecan recipe from “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2.” Sweet and salty with a lot of crunch, these classic cinnamon roasted pecans are a holiday staple. Give them as a thoughtful hostess gift or serve them up with appetizers on your next charcuterie board. Either way, they will disappear quickly!

But readers be ready…I couldn’t stop eating them. Plus, they made my house smell amazing! They had me calling out to “Alexa” to play my Christmas playlist. So go ahead, grab some pecan halves from an Arkansas pecan farm and make some of these delightfully tasty Cinnamon Pecans.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • This is the perfect easy make-ahead Christmas candy.
  • These Cinnamon Pecans don’t require many tips. Once cooled, store in an airtight container until ready to eat.
  • It’s such an easy recipe to prepare. It took me 5 minutes to prep, and they were ready for the oven. Get these started first then move on to preparing your next candy. You’ll only have to pause to stir the pecans.
  • Another one of my favorites about this Holiday recipe is I already had all the ingredients except the pecans. Stop by your local stand and buy whole pecans in shells to crack yourself to save a little money.

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Cinnamon Pecans


  • 1 pound shelled pecan halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 cup fine-granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon salt


Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Beat egg white and cold water together until frothy. Mix together pecans and egg white in a large bowl. Mix sugar mixture into pecans until well coated. Spread on a greased jellyroll pan and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

Thank you to Carol Ebinger for this great Cinnamon Pecans Recipe. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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