Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans

Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans

A candy-glazed pecan is a great thing to have when the winter comes around. The snack combines sweet and spicy with the delicious crunch of a roasted pecan. Our recipe calls for cayenne pepper for a kick and HERSHEY'S Cocoa to cool it down. You can also try this glaze for almonds or peanuts.

SKILL LEVEL
beginner
PREP
15 min
BAKE
14 min

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories210
Calories from Fat160
Total Fat18 g28% DV
Saturated Fat1 g8% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0% DV
Sodium30 mg1% DV
Total Carbohydrates14 g5% DV
Dietary Fiber3.0 g12% DV
Sugars10 g
Protein3 g
Vitamin A10% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron6% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories210
Calories from Fat160
Total Fat18 g28% DV
Saturated Fat1 g8% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0% DV
Sodium30 mg1% DV
Total Carbohydrates14 g5% DV
Dietary Fiber3.0 g12% DV
Sugars10 g
Protein3 g
Vitamin A10% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron6% DV
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoonssugar , divided
1 cupwater
1-1/2 cupspecan halves or pieces
1 tablespoonHERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 to 4 teaspoonschili powder
1/8 to 1/4 teaspooncayenne powder

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray shallow baking pan with vegetable oil spray.
  • 2. Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and warm water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add pecans; let soak 10 minutes. Drain water and discard.
  • 3. Stir together remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cocoa, chili powder and cayenne powder in medium bowl. Add pecans; toss until all the cocoa mixture coats the pecans. Spread coated pecans on prepared pan.
  • 4. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until pecans start to glisten and appear dry. Stir occasionally while baking. Cool completely. Store in cool, dry place. Serve as a snack with beverages or sprinkle in salads. 1-1/2 cups coated pecans.
Ingredients sitting on a table

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