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

Prepare a batch of this smoky-sweet mix to have on hand when visitors drop by. Or pack them into handsome jars to give as gifts.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 225°.

Step 2

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir in pecans. Combine sugar, salt, and pepper. Add to pecan mixture; toss well. Spread mixture in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 225° for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; cool completely. Stir in cranberries.

Step 3

Note: Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Ratings & Reviews

ttsholland's Review

December 22, 2013
excellent, I doubled the chipotle since we like things spicy, the cranberries we definitely a nice foil to the nuts, expensive, but good. I put them in nice jars and gave them away at Christmas.

Acollazo17's Review

November 01, 2013
I made these for a party and they were a huge hit!

sonora's Review

January 01, 2013
Great combination of citrus and chipotle tastes, nicely highlighted by the dried cranberries. Easy to make.

emmajune's Review

December 19, 2011
Pecan prices finally became affordable so decided to try these. We can't stop eating them. A perfect balance of sweet and spicy, definately get the Chipotle ! Will be making these as gifts and to have on hand for company.

LAS503's Review

April 28, 2011
Ehh- bland. Needs something to kick it up a bit.

Purduekel's Review

January 03, 2011
These are amazing! So quick, easy, and tasty! I have made these a few times this holiday season and everyone who tries them is surprised by the intense flavor. A keeper for sure!

Cubbie's Review

January 03, 2011
This was a hit Christmas Eve. The slight kick is nice. My father who usually claims everything above ketchup is spicy, even liked it. I doubled the recipe to set out before dinner for a group of 6. It was all eaten. I didn't have enough pecans, so I used walnuts too. I think any nut would work!

snookie's Review

December 19, 2009
Small effort for rave reviews! I doubled the cranberries. My guests at our holiday open house loved them.

carson5000's Review

August 26, 2009
The best! I think it's worth it to get the Chipotle Pepper, it really adds a unique flavor to the nut mix. We had these on our hors d'oeuvres table and I swear people ate more of these nuts than anything else. The cranberries give it a nice tang and balance the spice out perfectly. As an added bonus, they make the house smell really holiday-y!

Margaret2701's Review

July 31, 2009
This is a wonderful recipe. I made two batches and everyone at the office loved it. It was easy to make. Try it.