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(Extra Crisp!) Keto Candied Pecans

These paleo and keto candied pecans are extra crisp and totally addictive! Easy peasy to whip up for the ultimate low carb snack.

Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.

Course Dessert, Entree, Snack
Cuisine American, Keto
Keyword keto candied pecans, paleo candied pecans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 191 kcal


Metric - US Cups


  1. Lightly toast sesame seeds over medium/low heat for 4 to 6 minutes. Watch out they do not burn, or they'll taste bitter! You know they're ready when they're lightly golden, and you press one between your fingertips and it turns to powder. Set aside to cool. 

  2. Preheat oven to 250°F/120°C. Line a rimmed baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.

  3. Add sesame seeds, sweetener and molasses (optional) to a food processor and pulse a couple times until roughly powdered and mixed thoroughly. 

  4. Mix sesame sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside. 

  5. Beat egg white with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Toss pecans onto the sesame and cinnamon sugar and fold in the egg white. 

  6. Spread pecans onto prepared baking tray in a single layer and sprinkle generously with flakey sea salt. Bake for 35-45 minutes, checking every 15 minutes or so and tossing them about a bit. Allow to cool completely, as they'll continue to crisp up while cooling. Please note that erythritol can take a few hours to crisp up and xylitol up to a day (yup, for real!)

  7. Store in an airtight container for a couple weeks. 

Recipe Notes

The Sweetener

My favorite current sweetener for these low carb candied pecans is allulose (because no aftertaste whatsoever). But, similar to xylitol (non-corn though to avoid tummy troubles!), it can take up to a day too crisp up properly. 

Otherwise Lakanto's golden erythritol is a great choice too. It's lovely maple flavor complements the pecans beautifully, and it crisps up nicely within a couple hours. And do note that your candied pecans will come out opaque. 

And if paleo (or not restricted by sugar), coconut sugar is your best bet here.  So you’ve got options.

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup (or kitty) around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

Nutrition Facts
(Extra Crisp!) Keto Candied Pecans
Amount Per Serving (30 g)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.