Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans

Oh Nuts! Sweet bourbon roasted pecans ….yes please : ) A great snack, topping for ice cream or add to a salad. If you have never made roasted nuts, you should. They’re simple to make and so much better than the pre-made store package.

I’m a huge sweet n’ salty fan — this recipe will not disappoint you or your nut lovers. Toasty cozy deliciousness!

My Mom always told me not to play with my food but I couldn’t resist adding a little nutty inspiration. Be Yourself! 😃🧡🤘🍂 #autumnvibes #thankfuldecor

Recipe by Heart of A Baker 

Ingredients: 1/4 cup maple syrup – 1 TBSP melted butter or olive oil – 1 TBSP bourbon or vanilla extract – 1 1/2 tsp salt – 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon – 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper, optional – 3 cups pecan halves 

Instructions: Preheat oven 325 degrees. Rim baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium mixing bowl combine maple syrup, butter or oil, bourbon, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Whisk until blended. Add the pecans, stir to coat. Dump contents of the bowl onto your prepared baking sheet and arrange the pecans in a single layer. Bake 23-25 minutes, stirring after the first 10 minutes of baking and then every 5 minutes thereafter. The pecans are done when almost no maple syrup remains on the parchment paper and the nuts are gold. The maple syrup coating will be sticky right out of the oven but will harden as the pecans cool. Stir the pecans one more time, spreading them into an even layer across the pan and set aside. While the nuts are still warm, CAREFULLY separate any large clumps. 

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