Sweet, crunchy Caramel Spiced Pecans with a chili powder kick make a great salad topper!
Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a holiday treat: Caramel Spiced Pecans! Ready in 20 minutes, they’re great for before or after dinner snacking. Looking for a hostess gift? These spiced nuts would be perfect for gift giving, too, wrapped in small boxes or bags. They’re sweet and just a little spicy, all at the same time. Totally addictive!
I love adding these spiced nuts to salads. They’re very simple to make. Combine pecans and caramel sauce, then add a dusting of chili powder and a little salt and pepper. Stir well, then bake in the oven until browned. Delicious!
If you want to make your own caramel sauce (it’s easy), this post Salted Caramel Sauce – Two Ways includes instructions for making both classic and paleo caramel sauce. I make a batch, pour it into 1/2 cup Mason jars, and store it in the fridge or freezer.
Then, when I want to make a recipe like these Caramel Spiced Pecans, Pumpkin Pecan Caramel Coffee Cake or Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse , it’s ready and waiting for me. However, you can use your favourite store-bought caramel sauce in this recipe, too.
These Caramel Spiced Pecans are a perfect topping for my Butternut Squash Salad with Cranberries and Feta. They add warm fall flavours and a sweet ‘n spicy crunch!
20 minute Caramel Spiced Pecans
- 2 cups pecans
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- 1 tsp each chili powder, salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
- Combine pecans and caramel sauce. Add chili powder, salt and pepper and stir until well combined.
- Transfer to baking sheet. Bake at 325°F. for about 16 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from oven, cool, then break apart. Store in an airtight container or package for holiday gift giving.
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