I made sugared pecans (or as I prefer, "sweet nuts") last night with leftover pecans I had from making Rolo Pretzel Bites. Ever since the aroma from the seasonal sweet nuts kiosk at my childhood mall first tempted me, it's been incredibly hard to resist eating it by the handful.
The coating is a simple mixture of sugar, cinnamon, egg white, and I add a touch of really good vanilla, such as Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla. Coat the pecans in the mixture and bake in the oven for an hour at 250 degrees. Refer to Oprah (because who else would know better?) for official baking directions.
The ever-inspiring Camille Styles recently featured this sweet favor cone DIY which would be the perfect if you are gifting your sweet nuts!