Back of Celebrate Flavors of the Holiday With Sweet, Spicy Pecans Maybe it's the "Christmas Song" ("chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . ."), but eating spiced nuts always gets me in the mindset of the holidays. One handful of spiced nuts, and I'm transported to a place where I'm with my family, snuggled up in blankets on the couch with a holiday movie on TV and hot chocolate brewing in the background. That picture may just be in my imagination, but I'll take that comfy feeling any day — hence loving these addictive nuts! To get the quick and simple recipe, . Nigella's Maple Pepper Pecans From Food Network Magazine Ingredients4 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 1/3 cups pecan halves Directions Melt the butter with the syrup, salt, and cayenne pepper in a pan over low heat. Add the pecans and stir to mix, leaving them on the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Spread the pecans on a baking sheet with a silicone mat, parchment paper, or foil; allow to cool before serving. Makes 3 1/3 cups. Information Category Snacks, Nuts View 5 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Comments cutecurls 8 years these sound awesome ! tlsgirl 8 years I'm absolutely making these for the holidays. I love them with cheeses as a snack. soapbox 8 years Haha Amber. :) I love---oh god, What's it called--sugar peanuts? Is that right? Anyway, it's sugar coated peanuts and they remind me of these. Now I love nuts, so I'm so trying this recipe. I might take the spice out of it though and omit the cayenne. AmberHoney 8 years I'm nutty over this recipe! ilanac13 8 years for the longest time i wasn't into nuts all that much aside from peanuts or the random cashew, but last year really got me involved more with trying pecans and a lot of others. they are great and i think that recipes using them are really quite festive. thanks for the reminder that i can be successful in finding something else to use in my holiday mix.