Spicy Candied Pecans
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (you can also use your toaster oven if you don't feel like using the regular oven!). Arrange the pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Toast for 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
  2. While pecans are toasting, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and maple syrup in a large bowl. When pecans are done toasting, immediately add to the bowl and stir to coat the pecans with the mixture.
  3. Transfer coated pecans back to the lined baking sheet and bake for another 10 minutes at 350°F. Allow to cool slightly, then serve.
  4. If packaging for later, let cool entirely then place in an airtight container. Can be stored for a week at room temperature.
Recipe by Total Noms at http://totalnoms.com/2013/12/spicy-candied-pecans/