Sweet and Spicy Oven Roasted Pecans are the perfect snack. They are delicious, filling, and healthy for you!
I don’t like the dryness of nuts, so I like to add a little something to them. This recipe is perfect if you agree with me. This is super quick recipe and is very easy.
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Roasted Pecans Ingredients
To make this toasted pecans recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):
- shelled pecan halves
- chili powder
- ground ginger
- unsalted butter
- light brown sugar
How to Make Sweet and Spicy Pecans
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Spread pecans on baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 8-10 minutes, shaking pan occasionally making sure they do not burn.
- While nuts are roasting, combine cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, ginger and salt in a small bowl.
- Transfer the roasted nuts to a bowl. Toss with melted butter, brown sugar and spice mix while nuts are still hot.
- Lay them back out on the baking sheet to dry slightly, and cool before serving.
Can I Make These Less Spicy?
Yes, you can eliminate the cayenne and reduce the chili powder for a less spicy version.
How to Serve Candied Pecans
Candied pecans make a great snack just by themselves but they are also very versatile! Here are some other yummy ways to use them:
- You can chop them and serve on top of a salad.
- Crumble and sprinkle on top of a bundt cake.
- Roll a cheese ball in crushed pecans.
- Add to the filling of this Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake.
- Use as topping on an ice cream sundae.
- Add to a snack mix.
What are the Health Benefits of Pecans?
Pecans are high in healthy unsaturated fat and can lower “bad” cholesterol. They also contain vitamins A, B, and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.
Pecans are also rich in age defying antioxidants.