Sweet and Spicy Pecans

Try these Sweet and Spicy Pecans to add a little extra flavor to a salad or serve them with some cheese as an appetizer.  They have just enough sweetness and spice.  They are very simple to make and can be made ahead of time.  I love the combination of these pecans and blue cheese crumbles on a spring mix salad with balsamic vinegarette!

 

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

1 cup warm water

1/4 cup sugar plus 2 T. sugar

1 cup pecan halves

1 T. chili powder

 

Dissolve 1/4 cup of sugar in 1 cup of warm water.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Drain pecans and discard liquid.  Mix pecans with 2 T. sugar and 1 T. chili powder.  Toss to coat.  Lay pecans in a single layer on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes, flipping after 5 minutes. 

Try them in a salad with spring mix, blue chesse crumbles, red onion, and balsamic vinegarette.  So easy and so good!!

Enjoy.

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