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Easy Traditional Spicy Pecans Recipe

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I absolutely love pecans and this easy traditional spicy pecans recipe is definitely one of the best. It’s so easy and fast–and you get a great party snack ready in minutes! Make certain to check out my other Dessert recipes.

Although, if you’re making these Copycat Trader Joe’s spicy pecans as a snack for your holiday get together, you probably want more awesome recipes for a crowd.

Spicy Pecans

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But back to these deliciously drool-worthy pecans. I mean, if you’re into nuts, these are the bees-knees. You get that soft/crunchy vibe with a spice that’s really uniquely fun. And, bonus, you can have it done in minutes.

How to Make This Spicy Pecans Recipe

There are a lot of options for making spiced pecans. Honestly, these are one of the most versatile nuts ever–probably part of why they’re one of my favorite snacks. And in less than 30 minutes, you can have the best party snack ever–no matter what spices you have in the cabinet.

Seriously, although this recipe calls for sriracha and Worcestershire sauce, you can use anything from orange peel, brown sugar, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, chili powder or any other spice mixture. For real, these nuts can take anything (even spicy cayenne pepper) and make a great recipe.

But, this particular spicy pecan recipe is one of the best.

You’re just going to clean your pecan halves and put them in a small bowl and set aside. Add the butter to a small microwave safe bowl and melt it. Then mix in your sriracha, and all the other spices. Once that’s done, just pour it over the pecans and stir until the mixture coats the nuts completely.

Then you preheat the oven to 300 decrees, spread the nuts on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and cook, stirring between the baking cycle.

Cool completely before transferring to a serving bowl and YUM!

spicy pecans recipe

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Spicy Pecans Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

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Make it a Meal:

Main Dish and Starch Side: Hearty Baked Chicken and Pasta

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Soup

Refreshing Drink: Cranberry Kiss Mocktail

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Best Pecan Recipes:

Once you make this Spicy Pecans Recipe, you’re going to see just how awesome pecans are, and so versatile! Seriously, you’re going to need more–especially if you’re planning a party or get together of any kind. So, good news for you, I’ve pulled together some of the best pecan recipes you’ll find anywhere!

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More Spicy Recipes:

Oh, you’re just here for the spice? I don’t blame you. I love a good spicy snack. And, just for you, I’ve pulled together some of the best spicy snacks you’re definitely going to love.

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Spicy Pecan Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This traditional southern spicy pecan recipe is so easy--it's one of my favorite winter snacks!


  • 2 1⁄2 cups whole pecans
  • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between.
  3. Add in sriracha sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt and garlic powder.
  4. Stir until everything is dissolved.
  5. Pour this mixture over the pecans and stir until they're well coated.
  6. Spread the pecans in an even layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 6 minutes, then stir the pecans. Bake for an additional 6 minutes.
  8. Remove the pecans from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 491mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

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