Honey-Chipotle Pecans

"Not your standard toasted nuts; sweet, yet slightly salty, with a flash of smokey fire. Goes great in soups (especially sweet potato or pumpkin) and salads or delicious on their own as a snack or party appetizer."
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
2 cups
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • In a skillet, warm honey with chipotle powder and cinnamon over low heat, then add the nuts and stir to coat evenly.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then spread nuts evenly in a single layer on the sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven until nuts are fragrant (10-15 minutes).
  • Allow to cool slightly (1 minute).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and salt.
  • Add the warm pecans, and toss to coat evenly.
  • Spread out on fresh sheet of waxed paper and let dry completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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Reviews

  1. Sandy
    Honey-Chipotle Pecans aka crack, or at least they should be. Honestly, you need to give us some warning with a recipe that is so delicious that you find yourself eating a weeks worth of calories before they have cooled from the oven.=) Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will probably make forever!
     
  2. J-Lynn
    Ohhh, I must not make these too often; I can't stay away from them!! I don't have chipotle powder, so in its place I use 1 tsp. chili powder, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp smoked paprika, and 1/8 tsp Ghost pepper powder. Perfect kick at the end when I'm eating them!!
     
  3. gailanng
    I love nuts. For instance my sister...she's as nutty as a pecan pie and I STILL love her. Wonderful recipe!
     
  4. krpkeisha
    These nuts made me do my happy dance immediately! So good!
     
  5. averybird
    I made these nuts to give away in holiday gift bags. They have a really nice Chipotle flavor. I opted to mix in the white sugar and salt before baking so that there would be a more solid caramel on the nuts. They were great, thank you.
     
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Tweaks

  1. cooking-BAG
    These are excellent. I love sweet-hot things, and these fit the bill. They were also very easy to throw together. The only thing I did a little different was that I used Agave Syrup in place of most of the honey. I will be taking them to Florida next week to be shared by a house full of friends. I will report back with their comments. UPDATE AFTER THE VACATION: These were a giant hit. I should have made a double batch. Will definately be making these often.
     

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