Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Great to nibble on with a glass of Champagne over the holidays! From Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter 2 large baking sheets.
  3. Melt 1/4 cup butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add brown sugar, 1/4 cup water, salt and spices; stir until sugar dissolves.
  5. Add nuts to sugar mixture and cook until syrup thickly coats nuts, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer nuts to prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake until golden, about 5-10 minutes.
  8. Cool (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature).


Most Helpful

Well I want to give this a 5 star! The pecans were gobbled down with gusto. I could not enjoy them as i have a slight allergy to anise but I go along with the majority - they exclaimed 5 star all the way. So thanks, I would have loved to enjoy them but the headache would not be worth it.. I didn't see the Chinese 5 spice beore I chose to review it. Bev my guests thank you profusely and have said "Play it again Bergy"!

Bergy November 06, 2002

Very good, nice combination of spices. Fairly easy to make, but keep an eye on it when it's baking, it goes from toasted to burned very quickly.

AnnB January 12, 2003

Excellent flavor. Yummy! will make this often. Easy to make.

ejnei November 21, 2002

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