Spicy Cocoa-Glazed Pecans

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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

How to Make Spicy Cocoa-Glazed Pecans

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.

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About Spicy Cocoa-Glazed Pecans

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



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