Sugary Spice Pecans

Serve these pecans as a snack, or add them to mixed greens tossed in a vinaigrette and topped with goat cheese.


3 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

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Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 80
Caloriesfromfat 60 %
Fat 5.3 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 8.6 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 4 mg


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
2 cups pecan halves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray


Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly (about 8 minutes). Add pecans and vanilla; cook until all syrup is absorbed and pecans are coated, stirring constantly (about 12 minutes). Spread pecan mixture on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. (Pecans will have a sugar coating.) Separate pecans into halves. Cool completely.

NOTE: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to one month; in the refrigerator for up to 3 months; or in the freezer for up to 8 months.