If you’ve ever been on a road trip in Texas, then you probably know all about Buc-ee’s! These copycat Buc-ee’s pecans are the perfect snack whether you’re at home or on the road.
If you’ve ever been to my website before you know I’m a huge fan of copycat recipes and I’m always inspired to make restaurant (or in this case gas station) favorites at home. These copycat Buc-ee’s pecans are super easy to make!
These pecans smell amazing while they cook. If you’ve never been to Buc-ees, these pecans are also a lot like the ones you would get a fair. They also make a great holiday gift for friends and family!
💭 Why you’ll love this recipe
These pecans are so easy to make at home. They also smell amazing while they bake. They are a wonderful snack, salad topper, or you can even gift these to friends and family.
🌰 Ingredients needed
For this recipe, you will need:
- Pecan halves: You will want to use plain pecan halves (do not use roasted pecans).
- Egg white: You will need one egg white from one large egg.
- Sugar and cinnamon
🔪 Equipment needed
You will need a sheet pan and parchment paper (not wax paper).
You can add a little vanilla extract (about one teaspoon), if desired. I recommend using pure vanilla extract for the best results.
⏲️ Recipe instructions (step by step guide)
Begin by preheating your oven to 250 degrees and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper (do not use wax paper).
Next, whisk the egg white and water together until frothy (image 1). Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl.
Add the pecans to a large bowl and cover with the egg white mixture. Pour the cinnamon mixture over and toss the pecans until they are well covered (image 2).
Transfer to the baking sheet (image 3). Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.
- Spread your pecans out so they bake evenly and do not become clumpy.
🥡 How to store leftovers
Store any leftover pecans in an airtight container. They will be good for up to four days after making.
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Copycat Buc-ees Pecans
- 1 Baking sheet
- Parchment paper not wax paper
- 1 pound pecan halves about 4 cups
- 1 egg white from a large egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Begin by preheating your oven to 250 degrees and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper (do not use wax paper).
- Next, whisk the egg white and water together until frothy. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl.
- Add the pecans to a large bowl and cover with the egg white mixture. Pour the cinnamon mixture over and toss the pecans until they are well covered.
- Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.