Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sweet n Spicy Pecans

  • 3 cups of pecans.
  • 1/2 cup sugar (Can use brown sugar as well)
  • 2 tsp  chili powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper powder


  1. Rinse pecans in bowl with warm water.  
  2. Drain water from bowl leaving pecans damp.
  3. Mix sugar and spices in separate bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Drain remaining water from pecans then mix in the spice mixture.
  5. Lay flat out on baker sheet covered in aluminum wrap.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until sugar has melted but before it starts to caramelize. 
  7. Remove from oven and let it cool in the pan.  

Sweet n Spicy Bacon Twists

  • 2 packages of thin center cut applewood or cherrywood smoke bacon (8-10 slices).
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (dark)
  • 4 tsp  ground mustard powder
  • 1 tsp  smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  1. Combined brown sugar and spices
  2. Rub both side of the bacon
  3. Twist the bacon to about pencil size and place on a bakers rack in a baking pan
  4. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.  (Depend on how well done)
          Note: The brown sugar at the bottom of the pan may burn a bit