Sweet & Spicy Pecans
Pecans always make for a good snack, and when you add sweet with a little kick, you've really made something special!
- Pecan Halves - 2 Cups
- Butter - 2 Tbls
- Cayenne - 1/4 Tsp
- Splenda - 2 1/2 Tsp
- Cinnamon - 4 Tsp
- Salt - 1/2 Tsp
Use a large enough skillet so the pecans are in one layer. A nonstick skillet works well.
Melt the butter in the skillet and add the hot pepper. If you are using Splenda, add it now.
Add pecans to skillet and cook over medium heat. Stir every 30 seconds.
After 2 or 3 minutes, stir them constantly until they just begin to brown. Pecans burn quickly, so keep your eyes on them.
If the butter starts smoking before this point, turn off the heat and call them done.
Stir in cinnamon, salt, and powdered sweetener if you're using it.
Remove from pan and place in a bowl (pecans can still burn sitting in the hot pan).
When they seem cool enough to taste, adjust seasonings accordingly (if you want more salt or sweetener).