peppered-pecansA great snack for parties, get-togethers or just watching TV with family. They are quite addictive so be sure to make plenty!

1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cups pecan halves
Nonstick cooking spray

1. In a large skillet, stir together the sugar, water, garlic salt, paprika, black pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Add the pecan halves; stir until well coated.

2. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; spray the foil with cooking spray. Spread the coated pecans in a single layer on foil.

3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Cool in the pan; break apart large clusters.

Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Makes 3 cups.

Emily

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