How To Make Sugar Nuts On A Big Green Egg

Sugar Roasted Pecans

There is something so magical about the smell of those sweet sugar-roasted nuts.  Every year we have a stock show in Colorado and the line for the sugared nut booth is heavy from the first day through the last. The reason is simple, they make some epic roasted pecans.  We're taking that concept and bringing it to the Big Green Egg for you to enjoy.

Print Recipe Here: Sugar-Roasted Pecans on the Big Green Egg

Yield: 1 Pound     Prep time: 10-15 Minutes Prep     Cooking time: 1 Hour     Cooling time: 2 hours


  • 1 Pound - Raw, Whole Pecans
  • 1 Cups - Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 2 tsp - Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp - Ground Allspice
  • 1 tsp - Fine Ground Kosher Salt
  • 2 ea - Egg White
  • 1 tbsp - Water, room temp
Be sure to buy raw or un roasted whole pecans, We use granulated cane sugar for a better and deeper flavor


  1. Preheat your Big Green Egg to 300˚
    • When Grill reaches 200˚, load the convEGGtor (legs down) and allow to heat to desired temp of 300˚
    • Roasted Nuts will be cooked at a medium heat, indirect method
  2. When Big Green Egg and stone are preheated, we recommend keeping the temperature at the same setting to help ensure consistent temp and easy recovery during cooking
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the following:
    • Sugar, Cinnamon, Allspice and salt
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the following:
    • Egg whites, water
    • Whisk until soft peaks start to form
  5. Add the pecans to the egg white mixture and mix well to combine and coat the nuts with the egg whites
  6. Add the sugar mixture to the nuts and mix well to ensure all the nuts are well coated with the sugar mixture
  7. Spread the pecans onto a Big Green Egg disposable convEGGtor pan
  8. Open the lid/cover and load the nuts on the convEGGtor, close lid/cover
  9. Keep the temperature at the same temperature setting to help ensure consistent temp and easy recovery during cooking
  10. After 15 minites, open the egg and stir the pecans using tongs
  11. Repeat the stirring process 3 more times or until pecans are evenly roasted and to your desired doneness
  12. Open the lid/cover and remove the pan using tongs, towels or heat proof gloves
  13. Stir one last time to start the cooling down process
  14. Place pan onto a cooling rack and allow to cool for about 2 hours
  15. Store in a zipper bag in a cool, dry location
  16. Shelf life is 4 days (if they last that long)
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Published: 9/17/2020