“This is a recipe that I borrowed from a great friend and chef, Chef James. This recipe is easy and the pecans come out delicious. They have a slight sweetness from the honey, a salty, nutty flavor from the butter and of course the spicy cayenne kick. These are fantastic in salads or just by the handful.”
4 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups pecans, toasted
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1/2 of a stick)
  • 13-12 cup honey (depending on your sweet-tooth)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 12-1 tablespoon cayenne (depending on your heat level)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To toast the pecans, place evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees, checking often. They will burn quickly!
  3. In a 4-quart saucepan, place all ingredients, except pecans, and heat until mixture reaches 250 degrees. Turn off heat and add pecans to saucepan and mix well.
  4. Spread coated pecans evenly on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Check the pecans midway during cooking, give them a mix using a spatula, spread evenly on cookie sheet and continue cooking.
  5. Cool and enjoy.

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