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Recipe – Spiced Pecan Nuts

A very short but sweet recipe today which only takes mere moments to complete but tastes amazing – sugary, crunchy, nutty with a touch of spice. These American-inspired treats are perfect for the festive season ahead!

These nuts can be made in advance before a party and are great to just pick at whilst catching up with friends.


2 tablespoons of caster sugar

1 tablespoon of water

A small packet of pecan nuts (about 100g)

A pinch of salt

A pinch of cayenne pepper

How to make it

  • Put the sugar and water in a pan on a medium heat for about 2 minutes, without stirring
  • When the sugar has dissolved, add the pecan nuts and cook until the sugar has caramelised and evenly glazed the nuts. Keep shaking the pan so the nuts don’t stick or burn
  • Sprinkle over the salt and cayenne pepper then turn out onto a sheet of baking foil and separate the nuts so you aren’t left with one sticky lump
  • When they have cooled, serve with cocktails!

About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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