EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Recipe: Homemade Sweet and Spicy Pecans #holidaynuts #sweetandspicypecans #holidaymenu

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Recipe: Homemade Sweet and Spicy Pecans #holidaynuts #sweetandspicypecans #holidaymenu

This year we attempted my mother-in-law’s sweet and spicy pecan recipe that we typically devour in less than a day. It was actually just as easy as she said it would be and the house smelled absolutely amazing while the pecans baked. Personally, we should have gone ahead and doubled the recipe because they didn’t last long at all in our home! Check out the recipe below...

Time: 45 minutes


  • ½ cup sugar 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • ¾ tsp chili powder 
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • ¼ tsp cayenne 
  • 1 egg white 
  • 2 cups pecan halves

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the sugar, salt, chili powder, cinnamon and cayenne together in a small bowl.
  4. Beat egg white lightly with a fork in a larger bowl.
  5. Toss the pecans in the mixture until they are thoroughly coated.
  6. Place pecans one by one on the baking sheet, separating them as best as possible.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven.
  8. Use a spatula to break apart any pecans that may be stuck together.
  9. Allow pecans to cool completely.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
To store, place in an air tight container. Pecans typically stay fresh for one week.


  1. These look so delicious - of course I love anything with pecans - can't resist them.

  2. I didn't realize that these were so easy to make on your own. I'm so glad that I tried this recipe.

  3. Oh gosh these do sound temptingly delicious. I doubt they would last very long here--and I live alone!

  4. Oh I love that you have some cayenne in these. That sweetness and spiciness go perfectly in these bite-sized treats!

  5. These homemade sweet and spicy pecans sound absolutely delicious. We love pecans or any kind of nut for that matter but this recipe is something I am going to have to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. This is so easy to make! They are delicious.