Quick Cinnamon Roasted Pecans Recipe

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Cinnamon roasted pecans recipe

Easy Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

Every time we go to a major event center (aka Boise State Basketball games, concerts, and the Idaho Center, Woman’s week at the Marriott Center) it seems like they always have roasted nuts. The cinnamon and sugar aroma permeates the event center and I can not help but go and get me some cinnamon roasted pecans.

I think roasted nuts would be a fun “special event” Father’s Day Gift. You can package them up super cute in a gift tin, gift box or gift bag and give them to your special Dad. They also make for a good neighbor or teacher gift idea.

chopped pecans for roasting

Pecans or Almonds

I bought my pecan nuts from Vitacost. But you could also get some from Amazon or your local store. This recipe is good with pecans and almonds, so you can pick whichever is your favorite!

brown sugar and butter melting in a pan

Making the Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

Some roasted nut recipes only call for white sugar, but I thought it would be fantastic to do both brown and white sugar and it WAS! This makes these roasted pecans just a tiny bit healthier too, which is always a bonus.

candied pecans on silpat

How to Roast Pecans or Almonds

The raw nuts will be pretty sticky when you take them out of the sugar mixture so I recommend using a silicone baking mat to keep them from sticking to your baking sheet.

To roast the pecans, broil them in your oven with low heat. You’ll want to keep an eye on them and stir them every ten seconds or so so that they cook evenly. You’ll know they’re done when the sugar hardens and they’re no longer sticky.

candied roasted pecans

Cinnamon Roasted Pecans Serving Tips

These cinnamon roasted pecans taste great on their own, but you can also use them in other recipes for some added flavor. Try putting them in salads, muffins, or on top of some homemade ice cream!

How are you going to use your cinnamon roasted pecans? Let us know!

These are perfect containers to give roasted pecans as a gift:

tin gifttin for gift gift tin

So what are you waiting for? Order some pecans or almonds and some cute tins and start making these delicious candy roasted pecans!

Cinnamon toasted pecans recipe

Quick Cinnamon Roasted Pecans Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min
Yield: 2.5 cups | Serves: 4-6


  • 2 Cups Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Water


  1. Chop up two cups of nuts. Pecans or Almonds.
  2. In a medium pan combine sugars, butter, cinnamon and salt over medium heat.
  3. Add water and bring to a boil, let boil for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add vanilla and nuts and stir together.
  5. Pour nuts out in a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. To keep nuts from sticking to the pan use a silpat on the pan.
  6. Broil nuts in the oven on low heat stirring constantly until the sugar hardens and is no longer sticky.
Ingredients: Almonds, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon, Granulated Sugar, Pecans, Salt, Vanilla Extract, Water
Meal Type: Desserts, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Cookies and Treats, Finger Food and Dips, Oven

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