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Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Candies Pecans

Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Pecans make the perfect snack. These crunchy nuts are positively addicting and cook up in just 8 minutes.

Course Snack
Cuisine Southern
Keyword gluten free, nuts
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 226 kcal


  • 8 ounces pecans halves, (about 2 cups)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Stir together the pecans and egg whites.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly mixed.

  3. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil. Add half the pecans.

  4. Air fry at 300 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, opening the basket to shake it at 5 minutes.

    Peak again at 7 minutes and every minute after that. They will burn very quickly if you leave them in too long.

  5. Repeat with remaining pecans.

Recipe Notes

The pecans will be soft when you first remove them from the air fryer, but they will get very crispy as they cool.

If you have a 5.3-quart air fryer or larger, you can probably cook them all in 1 batch.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Candies Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 191IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.