By Lennie on October 16, 2001
Photo by Chris from Kansas
Photo by Chris from Kansas
"I make these often during the holiday season -- everyone loves them. They also make a great hostess gift in a pretty jar. Thanks to Chatelaine, where I found this gem."
Serving Size: 1 (343 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"WOW! These are so easy and soooo tasty! I made them for my sister's bridal shower, and I'm fighting the hands off--hoping there'll still be some left for the party!! The cayenne pepper is very subtle, and a little sneaky (you don't feel it until after a few nuts). I would recommend baking them on parchment paper, because I did have a little trouble getting them off the cookie sheet after cooling, but maybe I didn't grease the pan well enough. Thanks for a super recipe Lennie! I am planning to make lots of these for gifts this year."
"Absolutely delicious, made these today to include on our nibbles table for Christmas. And the smell while in the oven was divine. "
"awesome recipe, easy to make. I couldnt stop eating.---Yum"
"These are wonderful and the smell in the kitchen was awesome. Couldn't wait for them to cool down. I will definitely be making more of these."
"Just a note to everyone: if you spray your baking sheet well with nonstick spray like Pam, you won't have any "sticky" problems!"
"This made a great addition to the Christmas cookie trays this year. It was sooo easy and quick to make. I used all pecans. The nuts were so flavorful. No one noticed the "kick" to the nuts until they were on the next mouthful. ;) Everyone loved them! For the people that don't like spicy or hot foods I omitted the cayenne and the results were just as good. I ended up making 4 batches. Word of warning... I forgot to butter the pan once and had a heck of a time trying to get the nuts off of the aluminum foil. Thank you for sharing!!this recipe!"
"Excellent - sweet, yet spicy. Really, Really good!"
"Made these last night. The smell in the kitchen was sooooooooo good! I'm not sure which I like better, the smell or the taste! They are wonderful!!!!!"
"So wonderful. I have made 2 batches so far this week with requests to make more for New Years. Wonderful sweet-spice flavor and a delayed little "gottcha" with the cayenne. Thanks Lennie, from the Daniel family."
"Made these last night for Christmas gifts and they are totally awesome. I cooked them a little longer than suggested and used the new Reynolds non stick aluminum foil and it worked pretty well. Nice crunch and flavor....will definitely make many times!!"
"Delicious and a hit with the hubby!! "
"Made these this morning and they were great. The flavor really has a kick and yet they were sweet. Loved them."
"I made as written with all pecans. They are still a little hot from the oven, but man they taste good. Sweet at first, but then the heat kicks in by the 2nd or 3rd one. I cooked 21 minutes total- stirring at 8-16-21 minutes. I put foil on the pan and sprayed the foil, so clean up will be a breeze. I honestly believe that I could have used 3 cups of nuts and still had enough coverage from the listed ingredients. Thanks!!"
"I made this for my sister's surprise party and they were a HUGE hit! To my chagrin, I realized I didn't have cayenne half way through the recipe- so I crunched up some red pepper flakes and paprika in the old morter and it worked like a charm! If you have the good fortune of owning a silpat, I recommend lining your cookie sheet with it for this recipe to avoid serious stickiness. Thanks Lennie, everyone was asking me where I bought these nuts (hee hee). "
"The taste was good, but I found that the temperature or baking time was just too high for the pecans and they turned a little too dark. I switched to a similar recipe that called for a lower heat (225 for 45 min and then 275 for 15 min) and that worked much better for me."
"I've never made spiced nuts before and I thought they would be a good snack to bring to a holiday party. I'm so glad I chose this recipe! I did it exactly as written, and they were really easy. I was afraid they were going to be too spicy for a crowd, but everyone enjoyed them - even the most sensitive palates! Thank you for posting!"
"Holy addiction, Batman !! We can't put these down ! They're fantastic. I made just a few changes: I whipped up 2 eggs whites because we really like the crunch that they add to the nuts and I also doubled the cinnamon and cayenne and substituted peanuts for almonds, which I loathe. I used regular salted nuts and they were perfect !"
"I tripled this recipe because I knew that it was going to be tasty from these reviews!! I will probably add just a "tad" more cayenne pepper next time. Everyone's right, you don't taste the "bite" till the next mouthfull!! I will be making these again, thanks!!"
"These are so addictive. They're very simple to make and taste wonderful! I used parchment paper and had no problems with sticking. They were a huge hit!! This recipe's a keeper, thanks so much for posting it Lennie."
"I just took these out of the oven, and have sampled a couple. The "bite" does sneak up on you! I used parchment paper and cooked them for about 15 minutes at 325. They are perfect!!!"