I was putting together a “rub” to slather on ribs and it occurred to me that a similar combination would be delicious tossed with roasted pecans and a bit of butter. It turns out my hunch was correct…these sweet and spicy pecans are delicious.

These are very addicting, so be careful you don’t go overboard and eat them all at once. And make sure to share ;) They make a great snack on their own…I also like them tossed into salads.

If you don’t want to use sugar, you could probably mix up the spices on their own, and add along with two tablespoons of pure maple syrup when you add the butter.

These sweet and spicy roasted pecans are my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging #251. This week’s host is Anna of Anna’s Cool Finds. WHB was founded by Kalyn and is now managed by Haalo. I am hosting next week…please see this post for more information about this fun weekly blogging event.

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30 Comments

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    RavieNomNoms — September 19, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    Look so good!

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    Winnie — September 19, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    Thanks!

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    Joshua Burgin - New Day, New Way — September 19, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    Yum, these sound delicious! Great entry!

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    Winnie — September 19, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    Thanks so much!

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    The Waspy Redhead — September 19, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    Yum. I love spiced nuts in the fall!

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    Winnie — September 19, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    Me too!

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    carla — September 19, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    These look great. I’m going to make them and try your sugarless idea. IF maple syrup doesn’t work I’ll try a good sugar substitute that I like.

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    Winnie — September 19, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    Let me know how they turn out ;)

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — September 19, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    Those look incredibly tasty! YUM! I love pecans and especially love the sweet/spicy combo. :)

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    Winnie — September 19, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    I am totally addicted to the sweet/spicy combo, too!

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    Barbara @ moderncomfortfood — September 19, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    These sound wonderful, Winnie. Pecan love is a way of life for me since my grandparents grew them and my own family always seemed to have a bottomless 50 pound bag of them needing shelling when I was a child. I make spiced pecans that are similar, but with chipotles, brown sugar, and cumin. I’m really intrigued by the innovative ginger, cocoa, and cinnamon flavors you’ve used here. Must try!

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    Winnie — September 19, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

    Thanks Barbara…and I must try your chocolate bourbon pie!!!

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    Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan — September 19, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    LOVE spicy and sweet together! Nice and simple recipe :)

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    Winnie — September 19, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

    Thanks…and you could sub. coconut oil (or whatever your favorite is) for the butter to keep these vegan…

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    Anna Haight — September 19, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

    This looks really delicious. Thanks for participating in Weekend Herb Blogging!

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    Winnie — September 19, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    Glad I got my entry in on time!

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    Monet — September 19, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    Girl! I would have a hard time not eating the whole bowl. I love pecans on their own, so I can only imagine how much I would love this sweet and spicy rub. Thanks for sharing with me, and I hope you have a great Monday!

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    Winnie — September 19, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    I ate WAY to many of them…and a great Monday to you, too, my friend.

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    Fight the Fat Foodie — September 19, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

    Sweet and spicy is my absolute favorite flavor combination!

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    Winnie — September 20, 2010 @ 4:56 am

    Thank you triple F!

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    Suzanne Collier — September 20, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    GREAT idea! Why didn’t I think of that? Probably too obvious for me. But I’m so glad you thought of it! I’m afraid I will become an addict. I’ll try and pace myself!

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    Winnie — September 20, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

    I think you’ll love them Suzanne!

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    May Ling Wu — September 20, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

    These look great. They look like they would be a good snack to bring to class. Yum!

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    Megan — September 20, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    I love nuts in my salads and these look like a perfect combo of sweet and spice!

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    The Teacher Cooks — September 28, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    What a great snack and would definitely be an add on to a salad!

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    Alta — October 7, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

    I love these! Yours have cocoa powder – what a great addition. Definitely saving this for the holidays.

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    News Amsterdam — September 8, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    You should definitely schedule your following holiday to Amsterdam, really it is advisable. Do you understand the illustrations or photos? Did you hear whatever they formed there several months ago? Many thanks. Any person actually contemplating just why the perfect place on this planet is Amsterdam, then look into this.

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    Katrina — September 21, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    Serious yum here. Must make these.

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