ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Sweet-and-Spicy Pecans

Prep time 5 mins
Soak time 10 mins
Bake time 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 cup
These seasoned pecans are a great topping for salads or eaten as a stand-alone snack. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and warm water until sugar dissolves. Add pecans; soak 10 minutes. Drain; discard liquid.

  2. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar, chili powder, and red pepper. Add pecans; toss to coat. Place pecans in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.

  3. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once.

Homewood Gourmet, Birmingham, Alabama