Sugary Spice Pecans

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

Yield: 3 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Calories from fat: 60%
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 4mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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