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Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans

Details

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1-1/2 cups

A candy-glazed pecan is a great thing to have when the winter comes around. The snack combines sweet and spicy with the delicious crunch of a roasted pecan. Our recipe calls for cayenne pepper for a kick and HERSHEY'S Cocoa to cool it down. You can also try this glaze for almonds or peanuts.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
14 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup

    sugar plus 2 tablespoons, divided

  • 1 cup

    water

  • 1-1/2 cups

    pecan halves or pieces

  • 3 to 4 tsps

    chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp

    cayenne powder

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
shallow baking sheet
shallow baking sheet
bowl
bowl
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
wire rack
wire rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray shallow baking pan with vegetable oil spray.

2

Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and warm water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add pecans; let soak 10 minutes. Drain water and discard.

3

Stir together remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cocoa, chili powder and cayenne powder in medium bowl. Add pecans; toss until all the cocoa mixture coats the pecans. Spread coated pecans on prepared pan.

4

Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until pecans start to glisten and appear dry. Stir occasionally while baking. Cool completely. Store in cool, dry place. Serve as a snack with beverages or sprinkle in salads.

Additional questions?