Eat one and you'll soon find yourself drawn back for more. These spicy nuts are addictive.


Serves 6 to 8

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


1 (16-oz.) pkg. pecan halves
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high setting 15 minutes. Turn to low setting anc cook, uncovered, 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Transfer nuts to a baking sheet; cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Makes 4 1/2 cups.

Variation: For a smoky flavor, substitute one tablespoon Spanish smoked paprika for the chili powder in this recipe.