Spicy Candied Pecans Recipe

Whether you want to eat these as a snack, or on top of a salad… or even vanilla ice cream, keeping this Spicy Candied Pecans recipe on hand is great. 

A sweet beginning, with a spicy aftertaste, these nuts will not last long.. I promise you that! Very simple to make, no oven needed. Great on Summer time salads or as a snack food at a BBQ.

Spicy Candied Pecans

Spicy Candied Pecans Recipe

What you will need:

  • 4 cups pecan halves
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. water

In a large frying pan, toast the pecans until you can start to smell the nuts. Do this over medium heat for about 5 – 7 minutes. 

Add in the butter and allow to melt. Toss in the spices and make sure to coat all the nuts. 

Add in the brown sugar and water and again, coat everything.

Let the mixture reduce and bubble over medium heat for roughly 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and pour nut mixture onto pan. Spread nuts in a single layer and allow to cool.

Store in a Weck jar or a mason jar (any airtight lidded container will do)

Serve the spicy candied pecans as a snack, or toss into a salad! 

Spicy Candied Pecans

Spicy Candied Pecans
Yields 4
Sweetened pecans with a spicy kick. Great on their own or in a salad
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups pecan halves
  2. 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  3. 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  4. 1 tsp. salt
  5. 1/4 tsp. cumin
  6. 1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  7. 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  8. 2 Tbsp. water
Instructions
  1. In a large frying pan, toast the pecans until you can start to smell the nuts. Do this over medium heat for about 5 - 7 minutes.
  2. Add in the butter and allow to melt. Toss in the spices and make sure to coat all the nuts.
  3. Add in the brown sugar and water and again, coat everything.
  4. Let the mixture reduce and bubble over medium heat for roughly 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and pour nut mixture onto pan. Spread nuts in a single layer and allow to cool.
  6. Store in a Weck jar or a mason jar (any air tight lidded container will do)
  7. Serve as a snack, or toss into a salad!
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Spicy Candied Pecans

These spicy candied pecans are addicting – I have been snacking on the spicy candied pecans and have been using them in our Summer salads for dinner or lunch. My husband’s friends love them, as they are great paired with a beer.

Give them a shot – you won’t be disappointed!

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