We use these babies in lots of recipes so it made sense to finally give them a little attention of their own! Whether you use them for any of the following recipes, throw a bowl of these on your next cheese plate or add a handful to a bowl of vanilla ice cream, these candied pecans are easy and versatile in so many ways!
SHOPPING LIST: pecans, confections sugar, salt, cayenne pepper
Take 1 cup of pecans and lay them on a baking sheet and throw them in a 350 degree oven for 4 minutes. Set up a strainer in your sink and then, in a mixing bowl, combine 2 tB. of confectioners sugar with 1/2 tsp. of salt and 5 dashes of cayenne pepper. When the pecans emerge from the oven, put them in the strainer and run water over the nuts so they are equally wet. Then, toss the wet nuts in the bowl of spiced confectioners sugar. Replace the seasoned nuts on your baking sheet and bake them another 5 minutes in the oven until they are crunchy and candied. Allow them to cool.
Feel free to double or even triple this recipe as you can ALWAYS save these in a jar for future uses – or just to nibble on as a delicious snack.