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Sugar Spiced Pecans | Perfect for snacking, topping salads and make great gifts!
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4 from 4 votes

Sugar Spiced Pecans

Sweet and Spicy Pecans for the Ultimate Snack
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 C pecan halves
  • 1/4 C granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper more if you like it spicy

Instructions

  • Combine sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Place a baking sheet nearby to transfer hot pecans when finished.
  • In a skillet, heat pecans for about 1 minute on medium-high heat, until fragrant.
  • Add half of the sugar mixture and mix until sugar melts and starts clinging to the pecans.
  • Add remaining sugar mixture and continue stirring until sugar melts. The longer you heat, the harder the sugar gets and the spicier the pepper is.
  • Immediately turn out onto a baking sheet.
  • Once cooled, break the pecans apart.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature. They'll keep fresh for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Be careful not to heat for too long. The longer the sugar heats, the harder it gets. Save your teeth and remove as soon as the sugar is all melted.