Spicy Cocoa-Glazed Pecans

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I've bought pecans glazed in various flavors in the past. Now I know how to make them. I like having glazed nuts on hand for the holidays. I think the cocoa and chili powder combo will really rock.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/4 c
plus 2 tbs sugar, divided
1 c
warm water
1 1/2 c
large pecan halves
1 Tbsp
cocoa powder
3 tsp
chili powder
1/8 to 1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray.
2
Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and warm water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add pecans; let soak 10 minutes. Drain water and discard.
3
Stir together remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cocoa, chili powder, and cayenne pepper in medium bowl. Add pecans; toss until all cocoa mixture coats pecans. Spread coated pecans onto prepared pan.
4
Bake 10-15 minutes or until pecans start to glisten and appear dry. Stir occasionally while baking. Cool completely. Store in a cool, dry place. Great as a snack with beverages, as an appetizer, or sprinkle on salads.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southwestern
Hashtags: #nuts, #holiday