Pssssst…want to know a secret? I have a holiday treat recipe that is so easy a child can do it. As a matter of fact, it’s a great activity for you and your kids to do together. These cinnamon spiced pecans are a wonderful snack, an easy and thoughtful gift, and everyone loves them. They only take a handful of ingredients and the whole thing is ready from start to finish in about 30 minutes.

I found this recipe a few years ago on the Taste of Home website.


1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg white
1 pound large pecan halves


In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, lightly best the egg white. Add the pecans, stirring until coated. Sprinkle with the sugar mixture and mix well, taking care not to break the pecans.

Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove nuts from baking sheet and cool on waxed paper.

Store these in an airtight container. Make in large batches and have a ready-made item to share at family gatherings or office parties. Put in smaller food-safe bags to give as gifts. They’re addictive!


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