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Sweet and Spicy Pecans


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground chipotle chiles
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups pecan halves


  1. Combine sugar, water, ground chiles and salt in saucepan and cook over medium heat until syrup spins a thread (232 degrees F on a candy thermometer).
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add pecans, stirring until well coated.
  4. Pour onto well-greased baking sheet, using two forks to separate nuts as they cool.
  5. Store airtight.

Makes about 3 cups.

Posted by Annette at Recipe Goldmine 11/24/2001 5:45 pm.

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