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Sugar and Spice Pecans, the perfect snack for your guests or a Gr8 gift to bestow. These are easy to make and package well.
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Sugar and Spice Pecans

These pecans are Gr8 to add to a salad or simply as a snack or appetizer. Or make a couple batches and put in pretty jars for simple gifts!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Nuts, Pecans, Sugar and Spice Pecans
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Anna


  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 ounces raw pecan halves, choose other nuts, if you prefer, maybe walnuts!
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the two sugars, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper and salt.
  • Heat a frying pan on medium-low heat.
  • Add the olive oil and pecans.
  • Stir until pecans are coated and warm.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the sugar and spice mix to the pecans and toss until well coated.
  • Spread this mixture on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for a total of 13-15 minutes and halfway through baking give the pecans a good stir.
  • These are delicious served warm or at room temperature.


Gr8 Tip:
These are Gr8 in our Spiced Salad.
Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
These will keep for up to 2 months if stored tightly covered in a cool dark place; they will keep for 6 months in your refrigerator.
Gr8 Gift Idea:
These Pecans make a wonderful hostess gift. Just package them in a take-out box or a cute jar with a ribbon.
This nutritional information is only an estimate. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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