Seriously the easiest and BEST cinnamon pecans made right in your crock pot! These are dangerously addicting!!
I am eating these cinnamon pecans as. I. type. this. In fact pieces of sugar keep dropping between the keys so I am continually taking miniature breaks to pick up the pieces and stuff a new handful of nuts into my mouth. They are ADDICTING. My brother got me hooked on these little babies. He used to buy them at football games in a giant paper cone. They were piping hot and smelled di-vine. It took about -1.3 seconds for me to a fan for life.
This slow cooker recipe is my new go-to because I don’t have to bother with my oven to make them. Especially because this time of year my oven is occupied practically 24 hours per day cooking all sorts of comfort food and holiday treats. The poor thing needs a break! The prep time for these pecans is about 8 minutes – nothin. Give them a stir in the crock pot every half hour or so just to make sure they’re cooking evenly, and in no time at all you’ve got yourself a big fat ever-lovin batch of the most amazing cinnamon pecans. If you can manage to part with a few (I can’t obviously so I have to make a
second third batch) they also make the most amazing neighbor gift!
- 4 cups Diamond of California® Pecan Halves
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 egg whites
- 2½ teaspoons vanilla
- 3 tablespoons water
- In a large bowl whisk together egg whites and vanilla until foamy. In another bowl combine sugars, cinnamon, and salt and stir until all ingredients are mixed well.
- Add pecans to the egg mixture and toss to coat. Next, add cinnamon sugar mixture to the bowl of pecans and toss to coat. Transfer coated nuts to a greased slow cooker.
- Cook nuts on low for 3½ hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes. After they're done cooking, add water and stir. Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet and allow to cool completely (It could take up to an hour or two for all of the sugar to crystalize - don't be afraid to sneak a few!) Store in airtight container.
This post has been sponsored by Diamond of California Nuts!3