These Spicy Toasted Pecans are a Guaranteed Party Hit!

Whether you’re playing games with the family or hosting people for the Big Game, it’s always a good idea to add a bunch of nuts to the mix. I don’t mean nuts like your cousin Karl, I mean those crunchy morsels that make a tasty appetizer. These pecans are especially yummy—rich and salty, with just enough heat. Prefer almonds? Use any nut in this recipe to whip up a good snack when you need a bite of something savory. Just try to keep ‘em in the bowl!

Spicy Toasted Pecans

Spicy Toasted Pecans


  • 1 lb Pecan halves
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Coarse salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Hot sauce


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place pecan halves in a large bowl. In a measuring cup, melt the butter, then mix in Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Pour the mixture over the pecans and stir to coat.
  • Spread pecan halves on an aluminum-foil lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes, mixing once or twice. Let cool before serving.
Spicy Toasted Pecans

Mary would like to thank the lovely, generous people who gave me stuffed toys for her while I was on book tour. As you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed them last night when I returned home. Would you mind coming over this morning to clean up their guts, which have been strewn in every nook and cranny of our apartment. Thanks! 😘

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