An easy recipe for Sweet and Spicy Pecans (crack pecans) or you can make spiced walnuts. These spicy pecans are a little bit naughty (spicy) and a little bit nice (sweet) that your family will enjoy this Christmas
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Around Christmas time our home smells of holiday baking and sweet treats which is a part of this glorious holiday that we love. It’s such a busy time of the year that sometimes we run around and just check things off the list. But we forget to take the time to just sit and treat ourselves.
Remember the first thing that should be on any to-do list is to treat yourself. Yes, you need to be first! It’s not being selfish, it’s taking care of yourself because you deserve to enjoy all the holidays also.
We almost don’t believe it’s Christmas until we make our Sweet and Spicy Pecans. (Or sometimes we replace the pecans and make spicy walnuts.) This treat is a little bit nice and a little bit naughty and will delight your family and guests with this blend of flavors.
One of the best ways I enjoy treating myself is little snacks that I can munch while I’m doing other things. I can sit and write out lists or browse new recipes and snack on these sweet and spicy pecans or spiced walnuts at the same time.
We usually have a Christmas dish or a pretty Christmas Canister on the bar, on a side table or near the coffee pot during the holidays. They are filled with these “crack pecans” that are sweet with the rich taste of brown sugar but have a dash of cayenne that gives these pecans a “bite” of spiciness. And these spicy walnuts or spicy pecans are very easy to make which makes entertaining a little easier for you.
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