Cayenne Pepper Pecans

Cayenne Pepper Pecans

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


8 people
Cayenne Pepper Pecans

With a balance of salty, sweet and a kick of cayenne, it’s all you crave in a snack wrapped up in a handful of pecans.

Why Try? Many spiced nut recipes have you combine sugary ingredients and then bake, resulting in a sticky mess, but here you can simply toss the components together and have on hand for a snack or a party.

Cayenne pepper is used here because it imparts a spicy intensity to the pecans that balances out the sweetness.


  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 On an ungreased cookie sheet, spread out pecan halves and bake for 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the rest of ingredients thoroughly.
  • 4 When pecans are toasted, toss with spice mixture. Serve or store in an airtight container for later use.



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