Candied Spiced Pecans

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Quick Facts

Servings: 16
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Total: 55 min.
These are great holiday treats that you can give to friends and use to fill up stockings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecans
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a shallow bowl, sift together granulated sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together maple extract, brown sugar, and water.
  • Over medium heat, melt butter in a skillet. Slowly whisk in brown sugar mixture and bring to a boil. Add pecans and stir to coat. Simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes until well coated.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer pecans to the reserved sugar and spice bowl. Coat pecans with sugar and spice mixture.
  • Place pecans evenly on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Stir pecans and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 177
  Calories from Fat 133 (75%)
(24%)Total Fat 16g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(5%)Cholesterol 15mg
(0%)Sodium 2mg
(2%)Potassium 66mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(3%)Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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