Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans

Pecan's flavored with cocoa, cayenne powder and chili powder to make a delightful snack.


1 1/2 cups


1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar, divided
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups pecan halves or pieces
1 tablespoon HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 to 4 teaspoons chili powder
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Lightly spray shallow baking pan with vegetable oil spray.

Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and warm water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add pecans; let soak 10 minutes. Drain water and discard.

Stir together remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cocoa, chili powder and cayenne powder in medium bowl. Add pecans; toss until all the cocoa mixture coats the pecans. Spread coated pecans on prepared pan.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until pecans start to glisten and appear dry. Stir occasionally while baking. Cool completely.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes

Additional Information

Serve as a snack with beverages or sprinkle in salads.


Store in cool, dry place.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: unavailable

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