Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Pecans
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 TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- Transfer to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until browned, stirring every 10 minutes.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 196 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
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Originally published as Spiced Pecans in Country Woman Christmas 2009