Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 3 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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