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Spicy Candied Pecans Recipe

Spicy Candied Pecans Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: snack
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


These aren't your typical candied pecans, these Spicy candied pecans have a kick that makes them downright irresistible!


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 16 oz pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl pour the honey. Stir vigorously to thin.
  3. Add salt, sugar, cinnamon, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Stir well.
  4. Pour in pecans and press into the honey and spice mixture to coat as best you can.
  5. Pour pecans in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake ten minutes.
  6. When you remove the pecans give them a quick stir in the melted honey mixture to coat any pecans that did not get coated before roasting.
  7. Allow to cool completely then break apart into singles and clusters.


  • Store in an airtight container up to two weeks.

Keywords: candied pecans