These sugared pecans are great in salads or for a fancy snack. If you prefer use brown sugar instead of the granulated white sugar and add some other spices like cayenne or smoked paprika, even cloves or cumin would work. If you don’t use them all, freeze them in a zip lock bag, they will keep for months in the freezer.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 large egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Pour the butter onto the lined sheet. In a large bowl, mix the egg whites, sugar and cinnamon. Add the pecan halves and toss until they are fully coated. Spread the pecans onto the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the pecans every 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.