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Cinnamon 'n' Spice Pecans

 Cinnamon 'n' Spice Pecans
Originally, these crunchy nuts were used to top a salad, but I adjusted the recipe so they could stand on their own as a snack. Cayenne pepper gives them a little kick, making the nuts a fun party starter or hostess gift. -Terry Maly Olathe, Kansas
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound pecan halves


  • In a large bowl, combine the butter, cinnamon, salt and cayenne.
  • Stir in pecans until evenly coated.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 15-18 minutes or until pecans are toasted, stirring
  • every 5 minutes. Yield: 4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 230 calories, 24 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.