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Mamacita’s Candied Pecans

Mamacita’s Candied Pecans

Today, let’s give your sweet tooth some exercise. A couple summers ago, my spouse and I went to Talkeetna, Alaska and had some great pecans around 4th of July. This was our recipe to try to recreate that when we came home.

This recipe serves 4-6 people.

Supplies You Need:

  • Any Gallon-sized Container with Lid
  • Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Oven


  • 24-30 ounces of Pecans
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Spice
  • Salt to Taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put pecans, butter, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, and salt in a container with closable lid.
  3. Stir around ingredients briefly with spatula to initially blend pecans.
  4. Close the container with lid and shake the contents until well combined.
  5. Place pecans on baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
  6. After oven being preheated, put cooking sheet in oven and let bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Pecans are ready when the candied coating is properly hardened on the Pecans.

After baking, you should have lightly sweet, and great tasting Pecans that can be a snack or dessert. 


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