These are sweet and savory, with a little heat at the end.  They make a great snack or accompaniment to cheese.  Try replacing plain pecans in your favorite cookie with these for an unexpected twist.

Yield: 4 cups | Time: 30 minutes


2 cups sugar, divided

1/4 cup Marinade

4 cups pecans

Fine sea salt

Preheat oven to 350.  In small saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup water, and the Marinade.  Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes.  Place pecans in medium bowl, drizzle half the syrup and toss until coated.  The remaining syrup will keep for weeks in the fridge and can be used for another batch of nuts, in drinks, or for *Candied Bacon.  Spread onto a parchment lined sheet tray and sprinkle lightly with fine sea salt.  Bake for 12 minutes, stirring halfway through.  While nuts are baking, rinse and dry bowl, place remaining sugar in bowl.  Remove nuts from oven, allow to cool for a minute or two, just so they are cool enough to handle.  Transfer nuts to bowl of sugar and toss to to keep nuts from sticking.  Store in an airtight container for a day or two.