Candy-glazed pecans are a great treat to have on hand for impromptu snacking. This Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans recipe combines sweet and spicy flavors with the delicious crunch of roasted pecans. Our Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans recipe calls for cayenne pepper to kick it up and HERSHEY'S Cocoa to sweeten it down. Go nuts with this glaze because it pairs well with almonds or peanuts, too. Once you've mastered these sweet and spicy pecans, get ready for sweet and salty with this recipe for ROLO® Pretzel Delights! These treats feature a crunchy pecan right on top for the perfect snack.
Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray shallow baking pan with vegetable oil spray.
Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and warm water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add pecans; let soak 10 minutes. Drain water and discard.
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.
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.
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.