Sweet, Salty and Spicy Pecans

Sweet, Salty and Spicy Pecans

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 40 min
  • Serving: Makes 3 cups

Halved pecans are first toasted until fragrant and then tossed with butter, sugar, sea salt and paprika, and cooked until caramelized.


  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Place the pecan halves in a single layer on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 25 minutes, mixing every 10 minutes to ensure even cooking.
  3. Place the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the toasted pecans and toss to coat. Stir in the sugar and salt and cook the nuts for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Take the pan off the heat but continue to stir the mixture for 2 more minutes. Sprinkle in the paprika powder, toss to coat and then allow the nuts to fully cool before serving.

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