A medley of warm spices tempered with a touch of brown sugar is a great match for rich, nutritious pecans. They make a perfect nibble with a drink before dinner or afterward with a cup of espresso. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2004

EatingWell Test Kitchen


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Combine chili powder, cumin, coriander, paprika, brown sugar and garlic powder in a small bowl. Toss pecans and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the pecans, tossing to coat. Spread the spiced nuts on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake the pecans, tossing every 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned and very fragrant, about 35 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; sprinkle with salt and toss well. Let cool.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Refrigerate chili pecans in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; 20 g total fat; 1.7 g saturated fat; 221 mg sodium. 169 mg potassium; 5.9 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 2.8 g protein; 570 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 7 mcg folate; 32 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 36 mg magnesium;

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I found these pecans need a little something more so I served them with semi-sweet chocolate chips. The spices and dark chocolate make a perfect medley. Read More
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Very good. not too spicey. Yummo Read More