Sweet and Spicy Party Pecans

Author Notes: 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

Serves: 4


  • 2-3 cups pecan halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 dash cayenne (adjust to your spice level)
In This Recipe


  1. Whisk egg white in a medium bowl until frothy. Add pecans and stir to coat with egg mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar and spices and shake until mixed well.
  3. Pour sugar mixture over the pecans and stir until well coated.
  4. Spread on a cookie sheet in a thin layer.
  5. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes (stirring 1/2 way through baking time).
  6. Let cool and serve or store.

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2 Reviews

FrugalCat December 29, 2018
Made this with walnuts. The hit of the snack mixes at holiday time.
Author Comment
My S. January 9, 2019
Yum! I bet the walnuts were delicious. I'm so glad it was a hit! Thank you for your comment.