Texas Chili Inspired Spicy Pecans

Very similar in flavor to Texas chili, these crowd pleasers are great to bring to a neighbor’s house for an event like a Superbowl or holiday party. They can accompany almost any beverage, especially beer and soda.

Texas Chili Inspired Spicy Pecans
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 cups raw pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the pecans in a large bowl, add the butter and toss until well coated.
  3. Place the sugar, spices and salt in a small bowl, mix well and sprinkle over the pecans, tossing to coat.
  4. Transfer the nuts to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer.
  5. Place in the oven and bake, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 20- 25 minutes. Immediately loosen the nuts with a spatula and set aside to cool.