Toasted Party Pecans

December 24, 2021
Toasted Party Pecans

Hey, y’all! Is there anything more southern than a pecan? (PS: do y’all say puh-kahn or pea-can?) While there are many delicious ways to enjoy the nut of the south, I’m excited to be sharing one of my favorite recipes for a gathering with loved ones with y’all today: my Toasted Party Pecans. Easy to make and varied in flavor, these are absolutely delicious, y’all!

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Toasted Party Pecans

Toasted Party Pecans

Frequently Asked Questions

Should pecans be refrigerated?

Yes! After opening, pecans should be refrigerated. If not, due to the oil content, they can go rancid. I also often keep mine in the freezer.

Should I use whole or chopped pecans for this recipe?

I think whole pecans are best for a party, as they are larger and easier to grab. I often use both, like you will see in these photographs, as it provides visual interest. If you already have one in your house and not the other, no need to purchase the other variety; save your money, as they are delicious either way!

How should I cook these toasted party pecans?

Once seasoned, spread evenly on a baking sheet. I like to line the baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

How long can these be stored in the refrigerator?

The optimal use of these toasted party pecans is 3-5 days.

Toasted Party Pecans

Ingredients, Shopping List: Toasted Party Pecans

Pecans: I think whole pecans are best, though I often use a mix of whole and chopped pecans.

Butter: Unsalted — you’ll be salting the pecans when seasoning.

Seasoning: Kosher Salt.

Spices: Roasted Red Pepper Flakes.

Sugar: White granulated.

Toasted Party Pecans

How To Make Toasted Party Pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pecans, melted butter, kosher salt, red pepper flakes, and white sugar.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow pecans to completely cool.
  4. Serve + enjoy!
Toasted Party Pecans

Toasted Party Pecans: Tips and Tricks

  1. For visual interest, use both whole and chopped pecans.
  2. Use unsalted butter, as you will be adding kosher salt to the pecans.
  3. Adjust the red pepper flakes according to spice preference.
Toasted Party Pecans

The Recipe

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Toasted Party Pecans

Toasted Party Pecans

JC Phelps
Looking for a southern appetizer for your next gathering? It doesn't get more southern than my Toasted Party Pecans. Buttery + seasoned — this recipe is a crowd pleaser!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 c. pecans
  • 1 stick butter unsalted
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • In a large bowl, combine pecans, melted butter, kosher salt, red pepper flakes, and white sugar.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow pecans to completely cool.
  • Serve + enjoy!

Notes

  • For visual interest, use both whole and chopped pecans.
  • Use unsalted butter, as you will be adding kosher salt to the pecans.
  • Adjust the red pepper flakes according to spice preference.
Keyword appetizers, pecans, toasted party pecans
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JC

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