These smoky, spicy roasted pecans are a winter month snack staple at our house.

Roasted Spiced Pecans

Wait, let me rephrase that.

I roast a lot of these and Jonny sneaks them out to his studio to eat them by the fistful when no one else is paying attention.

It’s one of the things I love most about him. He’s a 6′ tall, 170 lb, remorseless eating machine.

We make a good team.

All jokes aside (for now), these truly are the perfect snack food to have on hand during the holidays. They have an amazingly warming effect and are a bit less guilt inducing than most other winter time treats. I highly recommend giving them a go.

Roasted Savory Spiced Pecans
(makes 2 cups)
2 cups pecan halves
2 tbsp butter (melted)
1 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp finely ground sea salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the melted butter and all spices and mix to combine. Add the pecan halves and toss to evenly coat.

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Pour the pecans on to the prepared sheet pan and arrange them in an even layer. Roast in the preheated oven for 10 – 12 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and store in an airtight container.

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Sharing with friends is not required, but it’s a nice gesture. I mean, let’s face it… we all probably have at least one eating machine in our circle of friends. And who doesn’t love a good, spicy nut every now and then?


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