small white bowl of pecans

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

These Cinnamon Sugar Pecans are the perfect treat to snack on during the holidays. They’re also great as added crunch for a salad or for last-minute gifting! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon sugar pecans, pecan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 204kcal
Author Emily Grace


  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pour pecans and melted butter into a medium sized bowl.  Stir well to coat completely.
  • Add turbinado sugar to pecans and stir again, until the pecans are covered evenly.
  • Pour pecans onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  • While pecans are baking, add granulated sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne to the same medium bowl the pecans were in before. Mix well.
  • Remove pecans from the oven and add back to the bowl with the sugar and spices.
  • Stir the pecans and sugar together until all are well coated.
  • Pour back onto baking pan and bake an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on the tray.


Store in the refrigerator in an airtight bag.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.6mg