Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Makes 4 cups

Make these a few days ahead, and chill in an airtight container.

How to Make It

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat; stir in pecans and next 5 ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until syrupy coating on nuts almost evaporates. Stir in sesame oil; remove from heat. Spread pecans in a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews

Good flavor

October 08, 2016
I made these for a cocktail party. Everyone enjoyed the flavor, but they were sticky. It was humid when I made them so I wondered if they didn't set properly. I will make again.


February 15, 2016
although i like all the combined flavors, this snack is a little too oily for my taste.  the 1 tbsp of sesame oil really takes it over the top, maybe less butter? 

Not worth the effort

December 17, 2015
This was a waste of some pretty pricey pecans. The taste was fine, but they were so GREASY I can't imagine serving them without wet-wipes. Off to find a better recipe. 

slholmes's Review

January 15, 2015