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Spicy Candied Pecans

Spicy and sweet candied pecans.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Nikole Goncalves


  • 1 cup whole raw pecans
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt optional


  • In a non stick sauce pan on medium heat, add your coconut oil until melted.
  • Next, add pecans and lightly toast for 1 minute.
  • Add cayenne, vanilla, sea salt and lastly the maple syrup, lower the heat and stir constantly.
  • Allow maple syrup to bubble up for about 30-45 sec on low heat.
  • Remove from heat and transfer over to a parchment lined cookie sheet to cool.
  • Once cooled you can enjoy them right away or store them in an airtight jar for a few weeks.


You can also freeze these if you're not going to use them all right away, but I highly doubt they will last that long ;)