These roasted Chipotle Candied Pecans have a crispy maple brown sugar coating with a kick of spice from the addition of chipotle pepper. An amazing topping for salads or just as a tasty snack!
Author: Naomi Andres
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1cupunsalted pecan halves
½teaspoonground chipotle pepper or smoked paprika*
Preheat the oven to 375℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Stir together the brown sugar, maple syrup, chipotle, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the pecans and fold until the pecans are evenly coated. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-12 minutes or until roasted and nutty in aroma. Be very careful not to burn the pecans. Let cool on the baking sheet.
These candied pecans can be served as is or I also love them served on top of a salad. Enjoy!
*If you dislike spicy food but would still like to make this recipe, I'd suggest using smoked paprika instead of chipotle. It has a very similar smokey flavour but little or no spice. Candied nuts will stay fresh if stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Chipotle Candied Pecans https://www.kneadsomesweets.com/chipotle-candied-pecans/ September 5, 2020