Spiced Cocktail Pecans With Salted Cayenne Pepper

Spiced Cocktail Pecans With Salted Cayenne Pepper, a sophisticated and spicy appetizer to serve with your cocktails. While the name might suggest that these pecans are overwhelmingly spicy, they actually have a subtle heat that perfectly complements the buttery flavor of the nuts.

To make these pecans, you’ll start by melting a stick of unsalted butter in a saucepan over low to medium heat. Once the butter is melted, you’ll add chili powder, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon to the pan and stir until the ingredients are well combined. Then, add a 16 oz bag of shelled whole pecans to the mixture and stir until the nuts are well coated.

Transfer the coated pecans to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil and bake them in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes, or until they are toasted and fragrant. Once they’re done baking, transfer the pecans to paper towels to cool and drain any excess butter.

Spiced Cocktail Pecans With Salted Cayenne Pepper

cook time: 15 minutes
Yields: 2 cup


8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 stick

2 ½ tablespoons chili powder

1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon cinnamon

16 oz shelled whole pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low to medium heat. Add the chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and mix together. Add the pecans and stir until coated well.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer pecans to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until toasted, about 15 minutes. Transfer pecans from the baking sheet to paper towels to drain and cool.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The result is a sophisticated and flavorful appetizer that’s perfect for serving at your next cocktail party. These pecans pair beautifully with a variety of cocktails and can also be used to add a spicy kick to salads or other dishes.

While this recipe calls for a specific set of spices, feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations to find your perfect match. You can also adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less cayenne pepper to the mix.

These Spiced Cocktail Pecans With Salted Cayenne Pepper are a delicious and addictive appetizer. They’re easy to make and can be customized to suit your personal taste preferences. So go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!