Sweet & Spicy Pecans

spiced pecans

I can’t think of any party or event where nuts aren’t a welcome snack option. Not only are they good for you, they can be flavored in an endless number of ways from savory to sweet to spicy. This sweet & spicy pecan recipe is one of my favorites as it combines sweet and spicy with perfect balance.

Make a batch and set them out for showers, ladies nights, in addition to a popcorn bar or cheese spread…or just have them for an afternoon snack. I like using pecans for this but of course you could also use walnuts or almonds too.

Spicy Pecans

  • 4 cups whole pecans
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Wisk egg white in a bowl until foamy. Add pecan and stir to coat.

In a separate bowl combine sugars and spices. Add to pecans and stir to coat evenly.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spread pecans in a single layer.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, turning and stirring after 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store in air tight container.

For a little bit spicier nut recipe, see these sweet & spicy pecans.

spiced pecans

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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

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