Easy rum spiced pecans are the perfect holiday snack! A perfect balance of holiday spices with a hint of sweet and a delicious crunch.
Have you ever walked through a mall and smelt the fresh-roasted chestnuts or spiced nuts as a vendor is cooking them? The smell is out of this world delicious, and it ushers you to the window to look in at the other items being offered. If you’ve ever bought and tried them, you know that the smell lives up to the hype and that the flavor is there as well.
These easy spiced pecans will usher in a delicious cold-weather treat while making your home smell excellent for hours! While spiced pecans are more often found in southern homes this time of year, it’s still a staple for many homes.
If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate fall and the incoming cold chill of winter, look no further than these rum spiced pecans.
Side note: They can also be packaged up and given as amazing DIY Christmas gifts! Just make a large batch and stick some inside a Christmas gift basket or hand them out to friends and loved ones.
How to make these easy spiced pecans
- In a large skillet, lightly toast the pecans over medium heat and then set them aside in a medium-sized bowl.
- In a small bowl, combine your ingredients for the spice mix.
- Using the same pan that you toasted your pecans in, melt the rum glaze ingredients together.
- Pour your rum glaze over the pecans and toss to coat. (You may wish to use a large spoon to fold them together as it could be too hot to handle with your bare hands).
- Next, pour your seasoning mix over the top of your coated pecans and then toss to combine. The glaze should help the mix to adhere well.
- Let your pecans cool before eating. And remember to savor that amazing smell!
How to store spiced pecans
After your nuts have cooled, break apart any that may have formed together using a fork or spatula (unless you like the clumpy thing). Store your pecans in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Can you freeze spiced pecans?
Yes, you can! If you choose to freeze them, you can do so by simply keeping your rum spiced pecans inside an airtight container for up to 2 months. This is a great way to get a jump start on the holiday baking! Or to enjoy the flavors of fresh pecans after their season is over and prices have risen.
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Easy Spiced Pecans
- 2 cups whole pecans
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 2 tablespoons rum
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter
- In a large skillet, lightly toast pecans over medium heat. Set aside in a medium bowl.
- Combine ingredients for the spice mix in a small bowl.
- In the same pan you toasted the pecans in, melt the rum glaze ingredients together.
- Pour rum glaze over the pecans. Toss to coat.
- Pour the spice mix over the pecans, toss until evenly coated. Let cool.
These are my favorite nuts!