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Five-Spice Pecans

Talk about a sugar-and-spice treat! Just try to stop eating these toasty, roasty snack nuts. “They’re also great sprinkled on all kinds of salads.” Anne Leslie - Chandler, IN
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder


  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook pecans over medium heat until toasted, about 4 minutes. Add the brown sugar, syrup and five-spice powder. Cook and stir for 2-4 minutes or until sugar is melted. Spread on foil to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 285 calories, 26g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • suepbarrick
    Dec 24, 2013

    Excellent and so easy! Have made them twice this week...they disappear quickly!

  • ColleenaG
    Jan 5, 2013

    Wonderful! My family could not stop eating them. I roasted the pecans in the over...very quick and easy.

  • plattcami
    Dec 22, 2012

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  • Zelene
    Dec 17, 2012

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  • cooktocook
    Nov 29, 2012

    Being a teacher, I'm giving these an A+! What an easy and fast recipe to make. The end results are incredibly delicious-- to the point where my fellow teachers and I called them "down-right addictive". Already planning on making some more to share with family and friends for the holiday.

  • boogurr
    Feb 5, 2012


  • barb347444
    Nov 3, 2011

    fudgeybutt: Chinese 5-Spice Powder is found in the Chinese food section of your grocery and can be used in many other dishes.

  • fudgeybutt
    Dec 31, 2010

    Where can u find Chinese 5 spice? I have checked several stores and nobody carries it.

  • 5xamom
    Jan 11, 2010

    I would recommend roasting the pecans in the oven. The flavor was awesome, but the pecans were not roasted enough. I did use raw pecans and this did not say anything about raw or not. I had some five-spice and love it!! Great flavor!!