Swedish Nuts Recipe

Swedish Nuts
Linda Larsen
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
477 Calories
42g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 477
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 5g
Calcium 37mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This wonderfully sweet, crunchy recipe for Swedish nuts is a big hit with kids. You can steep Madagascar vanilla beans in vodka instead of using purchased vanilla extract. Every time you use some of this vanilla, add a bit of vodka. The vanilla just keeps getting better and better with age!


  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Beat the egg whites until frothy. Add salt, then sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form; stir in cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Fold nuts into the meringue. Melt butter in 15x10 inch jellyroll pan. Spread coated nuts over butter.

  2. Bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until nuts are light brown and all butter is absorbed. Cool and store in airtight container.