Sweet and Spicy Pecans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

So simple and so delicious. I often make these in a big batch and put them into clear bag with nice ribbon and give them as a gift. People are always impressed. They are great on salads, desserts or just as a healthy snack.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix sugar, cinnamon, paprika, cayenne. Add pecans and toss well.
  3. Drizzle honey and oil over spiced nuts and mix well so they are evenly coated.
  4. Spread on greased baking sheet and bake 7 - 10 minutes until sugar is caramelized.
  5. Let it cool for 5 minutes and take it of the sheet otherwise they might stick to the bottom. If that happens put it back in oven to melt the sticky sugar.
Most Helpful

Oh dear lol These things are DELICIOUS and so easy to make. I was asked to make these for a party, and in all fairness, I did make them, although they never made it to the party! OMG these things are so addictive, and I wonder why my pants don't fit lol All I can say is if you are asked to make these, make double the amount, and bribe yourself to take the half you promised. I also found that using a Silpat helps with the sticking issue.

learng2takepics_2078190 May 16, 2015

Made these to give away as Christmas gift bags and also as a snack at my holiday party. They were great. Sweet and a little spicy but not overpoweringly so. The caramel coating makes them seriously addictive. A definite keeper for entertaining, thank you. [Made for I Recommend Tag]

averybird December 26, 2011

I made these nuts for my dad to nibble on at work or while watching tv and he really loved them. The sweet and spicy contrast is perfect in these and they're really crunchy with all that delish caramel. :) I loved how easy these were to prepare and how no fuss the recipe was. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing a real keeper with us, Hanka. Ill make this again for sure!
Made and reviewed for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #58 November 2011.

Lalaloula November 09, 2011