Sweet Spicy Pecans

Sweet Spicy Pecans are perfect by themselves, toss them in a trail mix or throw some in a salad!  Sweet Spicy Pecans RecipeSometimes 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!
Sweet Spicy Pecans RecipeThese truly are great to make any time of the year, but I especially like to make these around the holidays.  Pecans are typically in season and you can find them for a good price.

Package them up in some holiday bags or add them to a treat box to add a little variety to all the sweets.  Sweet Spicy Pecans Recipe

Add these to a fun holiday salad for your family parties.  This Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Pecan Salad or switch out the pistachios in my Sweet and Tangy Citrus Salad.

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

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Sweet and Spicy Pecans

Sweet Spicy Pecans are coated in sugary mix with a little kick.  Perfect by themselves, toss them in a trail mix or throw some in a salad! 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Spicy Pecans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 3/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 16 oz Pecan Halves

Instructions

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

Sweet and Spicy Pecans
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Ingredients
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey
3/4-1 tsp cayenne powder
10-16 oz pecan halves

Instructions

  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.

 

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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?