Smoky Spiced Pecans

Smoky Spiced Pecans


  • Sheet of parchment paper or Cooking Spray
  • 3 tbsp honey or molasses
  • 1 Tbsp natural sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Smoke Fine Foods Smoked Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Smoke Fine Foods Smoked Malabar Pepper (ground)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces


Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with non-stick spray. Combine honey/molasses, natural sugar, smoked sea salt, smoked peppercorns, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Stir to blend.

Add pecans and stir gently to coat. Transfer to baking sheet. Bake pecans 5 minutes.

Using fork, stir pecans to coat with melted spice mixture.

Continue baking until pecans are golden and coating bubbles, about 10 minutes. Place large piece of foil on work surface.   Transfer pecans to foil.

Working quickly, separate nuts with fork. Cool.

Can be made 3 days in advance. Store in airtight container at room temperature. Make these part of a cheese tray or as a snack with cocktails.

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  1. Jean August 29, 2009 at 11:43 pm #

    This works really well with the smoked grilling spices too. I add a dash of Sriracha sauce to the mixture before coating the pecans. Great bar food!

    • Uwe August 18, 2013 at 3:23 am #

      I just bought a bag of pecans for $25 not inexpensive, but oh, so good! I love maple syrup so this sounds delicious! Just finished making buttery candied pecans with eggwhites, but will definitely try this one for my sweet vegan daughter! Thanks for your great gluten-free recipes for me!

  2. MrTasty August 29, 2009 at 11:48 pm #

    This is really good.