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Spiced Candied Pecans

The Sweet and Savory Snack.

Proceed with caution: one bite of a Spiced Candied Pecan and you will not be able to stop.  Coated in maple syrup and chili powder, the Spiced Candied Pecan is a snack where sweetness meets a bit of warmth.  It can be prepared in minutes for a guest.  This recipe can also be doubled or tripled for an impromptu game night, a Super Bowl party, or just for everyday snacking.  After one bite of a Spiced Candied Pecan it’s likely you will make another batch.


Spiced Candied Pecans

The Ingredients






Pecans on Baking Sheet [left] and Maple Syrup and Chili Powder [right]

Pecans in Maple Syrup and Chili Powder


Spiced Candied Pecans

Author: Tangy Tart & Sweet, by the fabulous Padma Lakshmi Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 2


  • 1 cup whole pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place a single layer of pecans apart from one another onto baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk maple syrup and chili powder together with a fork. Drizzle syrup over pecans. To coat pecans, gently shake baking sheet or slide pecans around so that syrup is used. Flip any remaining un-coated pecans 1-2 times to coat them. Make sure that pecans are top side up and do not touch each other.
  4. Bake pecans for 10-12 minutes, until syrup is dark brown. Be careful not to over bake, otherwise they will burn.
  5. Remove baking sheet from oven. Using a fork, immediately transfer and arrange pecans in a single layer onto a dish. Make sure pecans do not touch one another, otherwise they will set into a brittle. Allow pecans to cool and enjoy!
Serving size: 1/2 cup Calories: 475 Fat: 39 g Saturated fat: 3.4 g Unsaturated fat: 33.8 g : 34.5 g Sugar: 26 g Fiber: 5 g Protein: 5 g Cholesterol: 0


Notes: Cooking Note- The syrup may become to sticky on the baking sheet while you are transferring pecans to the dish.  This makes it difficult to lift the pecans from the foil.  Therefore place the baking sheet with remaining pecans back in the oven for approximately 30 seconds to allow the syrup to soften.  Alternatively if the pecans are cool enough to handle with your fingers, peel the foil from each pecan.  Bear in mind that pieces of foil may stick to the pecans, so be careful to remove that too.  Storage Tip-  Once the pecans are set and dry, pecans can be stored in a sealed container or bag for up to 2 weeks.


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