Maple-Cayenne Pecans

Cook’s Notes: More popular at work than cinnamon-honey pecans. Tasty, sweet-hot, and only 5 ingredients!

4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) maple syrup
2 Tbsp (1/8 cup) olive oil
2 cups pecan halves
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp red cayenne pepper

Heat maple syrup and olive oil in a skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add pecan halves. Stir 5 to 10 minutes until nuts are fragrant and lightly toasted.

Combine sugar and cayenne pepper. Toss glazed nuts with sugar mix. Let cool on wax paper for 10 minutes. Separate nuts with a fork to keep them from clumping. Keep in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Adapted from a review of Small Bites by Jennifer Joyce