Sweet, Spicy, Salty Candied Pecans


15 min


8 persons




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These candied pecans perfect to serve with cocktails, toss over salads or just keep around the house over the holidays. They also make a delicious homemade gift. You only need four simple ingredients to make them — and if you start right now, you’ll be done in 15 minutes.


  • —Āonfectioners sugar : 0.5 cup
  • kosher salt : 0.75 tsp
  • cayenne pepper : 0.5 tsp
  • water : 4 tsp
  • pecans : 2 cup

Metric Conversion

Stages of cooking

  1. Begin by combining the Confectioners sugar, kosher salt, cayenne pepper and 4 teaspoons of water in a medium bowl.

  2. Whisk until combined.

  3. Add the pecans to the sugar mixture and stir until evenly coated.

  4. Place the nuts on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer.

  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the nuts are crusty on top and caramelized on the bottom.

  6. Let cool completely, then break apart the nuts and serve.

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