Candied Sweet & Spicy Pecan Recipe


I’m always on the lookout for really simple ways to make salads or yogurt a little different. The other day I had a salad from a restaurant that had these delicious sweet and spicy pecans in them. I searched online for the simplest recipe I could find and found one with just four ingredients on Once Upon A Chef.


All you need is:

1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar

3/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

2 cups Pecans


The whole process is super simple and quick! Set the oven at 350º and just mix the confectioners sugar, salt, cayenne pepper and pecans in a mixing bowl with four teaspoons of water.


Mix until the dry ingredients become a glaze and cover all of the pecans thoroughly. Place the pecans on a parchment lined baking sheet and cook for about 12 min. or until crispy on top and caramelized on the bottom. I just used a glass baking dish since I didn’t have any parchment paper on me.

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These sweet and spicy pecans go great in a salad, yogurt, ice cream, or just to snack on. Enjoy!

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