Sweet and Sriracha Pecans are a simple appetizer for your Christmas party or a great last minute gift!
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Sweet and Sriracha Pecans

SWEET AND SRIRACHA PECANS are just the right combination of sweet and spicy! They make the perfect food gift or snack around the holidays!
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author Aubrey Cota


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper depending on your heat tolerance
  • 4 cups pecan halves raw
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2-3 tbsp sriracha


  • preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  • line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat
  • in a medium bowl whisk together the sugars, cayenne pepper and salt
  • in a large bowl whisk the egg whites and water until frothy
  • whisk in the sriracha sauce
  • toss the pecans in the egg white froth until completely coated
  • stir in the sugar mixture and cover
  • pour onto the lined baking sheet and spread into an even layer
  • bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes
  • remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet
  • break up and store in an air tight container.