Slow Cooker Candied Pecans


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Make these Slow Cooker Candied Pecans for gifts or serve at your holiday parties.

If you love a slow cooker candy recipe you may want to try my easy slow cooker peanut clusters recipe.

Slow Cooker Candied Pecans

Why this reicpe works

Candied pecans are crunchy and coated in a decadent cinnamon-sugar mixture. This recipe makes a full 2 pounds of candied pecans, but none will go to waste. The slow cooker allows you to make a very large batch for sharing.

They last about a week in an airtight container and make great gifts for the holiday and ship very well.

How to make candied pecans in the slow cooker:

The recipe starts with egg whites and vanilla extract and is whisked together until very frothy.

pink bowl with frothy egg white in it.

Then I add this mixture over the pecans and stir until the pecans are well coated with the egg white mixture

pecans being stirred with a green spatula.

Then I pour over the sugar and spices over the wet pecans.

sugar mixture being poured over pecans.

Then it’s time for the slow cooker to “roast” the nuts. I cook the coated pecans for 3 hours on low, stirring every 20 minutes. Doing this keeps them from burning.

Slow Cooker Candied Pecans

Some recipes call for adding water at the end of the cooking time. I do not do this. I love the way the nuts are at this stage. I think the water is to make them shiny, I think they are perfect as is.

pecans on a wax paper-lined sheet tray. Some pecans in a small green bowl.

I could not stop eating these candied pecans. Especially when I opened the lid every 20 minutes to stir. I think I may have eaten half of them before they were done.

I will be making these again real soon, I need to get another batch in before the holidays are over. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Have a great week.

pecans in green bowl with more pecans in decorative bags in the background.

How long can I store these:

About a week in an airtight container, if they last that long!

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full slow cooker of cooked candied pecans with polka dot napkin on the side.

Slow Cooker Candied Pecans

4.95 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 20
Sweet candied pecans that are made in the slow cooker. Perfect for snacking and sharing!


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 lbs. whole pecans


  • In a small bowl whisk the egg whites and vanilla until very frothy, this may take a minute or two. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, stir until combined. Set aside.
  • Put the pecans in a large bowl, pour over the eggs white and vanilla mixture. Stir until the pecans are evenly coated. Pour over the sugar mixture and stir until the pecans are coated.
  • Spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray or coat the bottom and edges with a little oil. Add the sugar coated pecans.
  • Cover. Set the slow cooker to low temperature. Cook for 3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is done, pour the nuts onto a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Cool for 30 minutes before storing or packaging into bags. Enjoy!



How long can I store these?
Store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week. 


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Sally says:

    My Grandmother used to make these at Christmas. I will definitely try this recipe. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your!

  2. Angele says:

    I would like to make these ahead for the holidays. Can they be frozen? For how long?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      These do freeze well. I do them for about 3 months.

  3. Julia Harvie says:

    5 stars
    Amazing and addictive,I make every winter season and everyone loves them.

  4. Jessica says:

    5 stars
    These are SO good! I made some as Christmas gifts for neighbors and they’re a huge hit. I’ll be making these every year now.