Like a lot of my kitchen victories, this one is inspired by my mom. She’s been making these delicious pecans for years! I like to call them “Naughty & Nice Nuts” because it makes me laugh every time, but if you’re looking for something a little more G-rated, you can just go with “party pecans.” —My Stir Crazy Kitchen
cups pecan halves
tsp chili powder
tsp coarse salt
tsp red pepper flakes
dash cayenne (adjust to your spice level)
In This Recipe
Whisk egg white in a medium bowl until frothy. Add pecans and stir to coat with egg mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine the sugar and spices and shake until mixed well.
Pour sugar mixture over the pecans and stir until well coated.
Spread on a cookie sheet in a thin layer.
Bake at 325 for 30 minutes (stirring 1/2 way through baking time).