Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Going Nuts:Spicy Candied Pecans

I mentioned in an earlier post, I make lots of goodies for my Super Bowl party.  One of the food items I like to have is nuts.  I have a bowl of mixed nuts, peanuts,  and this year Spicy Candied pecans.
These nuts are sweet and  crunchy  with just a hint of heat.  I like to eat them by themselves, or chop them and sprinkle on my salad.  They are also great to use in you favorite trail mix recipe.


                                                Spicy Candied Pecans


Ingredients:

1 egg white
1-tablespoon water
2 cups pecan halves
½ cup packed brown sugar
1-teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together the egg white and water until frothy.
  3. Add pecans and stir to coat completely.
  4. In a strainer drain the pecans.
  5. Place the brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin and chipotle chili powder in a Ziploc bag.  Seal and shake.  Be sure all ingredients are well mixed.
  6. Add pecans to the Ziploc bag.  Seal and shake until the pecans are coated.
  7. Lightly spray with cooking spray a baking sheet (or line the baking sheet with parchment paper).  Arrange the nuts in a single layer.
  8. Bake for 16 minutes tuning halfway through the baking.
  9. Remove from oven and cool completely.   Store in an airtight container. 

Makes 2 cups.


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