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Sweet 'n' Spicy Pecans Recipe

Sweet 'n' Spicy Pecans Recipe

Have snack lovers on your Christmas gift list? You can't go wrong with a festive tin brimming with these special pecans. The sweet-spicy flavor combination is irresistible.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, corn syrup and vanilla; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine water and pecans; bring to a boil for 1 minute. Drain. Immediately add to sugar mixture; toss to coat.
  • 2. Transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until browned, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • 3. Combine the remaining ingredients; sprinkle over hot pecans. Stir to coat. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet; cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals 196 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.