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Sweet and Spicy Pecans Recipe

Sometimes nuts can be bland on their own.  I got this recipe a few years ago from my friend Kirsten.  She came to visit us and knew my husband liked spicy things.  She brought these nuts and was smart enough to bring along a recipe card because he couldn’t stop eating them!
These are perfect by themselves, toss them in a trail mix or throw some in a salad!  

Sweet and Spicy Pecans
Printable Version

1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey
3/4-1 tsp cayenne powder
10-16 oz pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. In a small bowl mix together sugar and salt.  Set aside.  
  3. In a medium microwavable bowl heat honey and cayenne powder together for 20 seconds or until honey is really liquified.  
  4. Toss pecans into honey and stir until completely coated.  
  5. Place onto a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 10 minutes. 
  6. Cool for 5 minutes and then sprinkle with sugar mixture and toss to coat.  Cool completely.  
  7. Store in an airtight container.   

This recipe is linked up at – Totally Talented Tuesdays, The Party Bunch

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  • Reply
    Stephanie @ Plain Chicken
    January 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    LOVE spiced nuts! I have some pecans in the freezer. Can not wait to give these a try! Perfect for snacking during the Super Bowl next weekend!

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    MaryEllen Stringham
    January 27, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I love pecans. They are the only nut I cook with anymore. These make my mouth water just looking at them. Pinning

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    January 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I appreciate the pin, MaryEllen! I sure you hope like them!

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    Andie Williams
    February 7, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Mmm… I love roasted pecans (: I would love to try this out. Pecans just seem so expensive these days. Thanks for sharing the recipe on your lovely blog!

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    Andrea Gnys
    December 13, 2015 at 5:06 am

    This looks amazing! Just wondering if you know approx how many cups of pecans this is?

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