Sweet and Spicy Pecans4 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 10 min
- Ready In: 2 hr 20 min
“These pecans have graced our family's Christmas sweet gift platters. I've also sprinkled them over my gourmet salads. They add so much in either case. I can't get enough of them! Lining the pans with parchment paper makes for easier removal of the pecans and easier cleanup!” - by Teressa
Original recipe yields 10 cups
- Stir 1 cup sugar into the hot water in a large bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved. Soak the pecans in the water for 1 hour; drain.
- Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line two 9x13 inch baking dishes with parchment paper.
- Sift the 2/3 cup sugar, chili powder, and cayenne pepper together in a separate large bowl; add the pecans and toss to coat evenly. Spread the coated pecans in a single layer into the prepared dishes.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the coating on the pecans are bubbly, stirring once, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pecans from the pans immediately and spread onto a counter or other flat surface covered with parchment paper to cool.
Amount Per Serving (40 total)
- 222 cal
- 19.6 g
- 12.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (4)Rate This Recipe
"First let me say these taste great and I will be giving some as gifts. I'm not sure how these are supposed to look...I was looking for a "glazed" pecan. They were not glazed...kinda crumbly. My cam..." See moreera is broken, otherwise I would post a pic. I first measured out 10 c of pecans and realized they would not fit into two 9x13 pans in a single layer. So, I reduced the amount of pecans (about 6 C. fit into three 9x13 pans). I also didn't put the whole Tbs of red pepper bc of kids. I cooked a little longer to "roast" the pecan, but watch carefully, you don't want to burn the sugar/candy coating. Enjoy!"
"I made these and, sadly, let them burn a little. The chili flavor was very strong, so I decided to cover them in milk chocolate. Oh my goodness, not to discredit the original, but I would recommend it..." See more! At first bite, it tastes like your regular chocolate covered pecan, but then the spice kicks in. The chocolate + chili/cayenne makes a party in the mouth."
"Wonderful! I made these as belated Christmas gifts and also served at a Superbowl party (they go great with beer!). The only reason that I did not give it a 5 star was because they were a little sof..." See moret from soaking them in the sugar...not sure how to solve this to get them to come out crunchy. Otherwise, I loved them!"
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