Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

The original of this slightly tweaked recipe comes from the Dec 2006 cookbooklet, Best Recipes, Hershey's Holiday Favorites. Preparation time does not include the time needed for the finished nuts to cool completely.

Top Review by loof751

These are terrific! Different from the typical glazed pecans and so easy to make. Be careful to watch the cook time as they go from done to overdone very quickly! Just the right amount of heat, and love the chili powder/cocoa combination. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then use a vegetable oil spray to lightly coat a large but shallow baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl combine the 1/2 cup of sugar & the warm water, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add pecans & let soak 10 minutes before draining & discarding the water.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the 1/4 cup of sugar, cocoa, chili powder & cayenne pepper.
  5. Add pecans to this spicy cocoa mixture & toss until all the cocoa mixture coats the pecans, then spread the nuts evenly on the prepared pan.
  6. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until pecans start to glisten & appear dry, stirring several times while baking.
  7. Remove from the oven & let the baking sheet cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Store nuts in a tightly covered container, placed in a cool, dry spot.
  9. Serve as a snack, with beverages, or sprinkle in salads.

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