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Red Pepper Pecans

red pepper pecans

Red pepper and sugar coated pecans give just the right combination of sweet and spicey to make one of the all-time greatest noshes.

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  • 1 cupServings


  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 cup pecans or walnut halves


1. In a small bowl, combine sugar, salt, and black and red peppers.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add pecans. Cook and stir until hot, about 1 minute.

3. Reduce heat to medium; sprinkle pecans with half of the reserved sugar and pepper mixture. Cook and stir until sugar melts, about 30 seconds.

4. Add remaining sugar and pepper mixture; cook and stir until sugar melts and coats nuts, about 40 seconds.

5. Place nuts on baking sheet; cool slightly and separate.

Store in a tightly covered container. This recipe can be double, even tripled.