Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pecans

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Looking for a sweet treat that won’t bust your gut? Try a handful of our Skinny Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pecans. These spicy favorites are the perfect healthy substitute for processed goodies, and they taste amazing, too! They smell fantastic while cooking and make your whole house smell like a fragrant pecan dish.

Minimum slow cooker size is 2 quarts.

This pecans recipe is made with only 100% whole ingredients. Our Sweet and Spicy Pecans taste great when sprinkled on top of our Banana Cream Ice Cream.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pecans

A little sweet and a little spicy, these flavorful pecans are a great addition to any meal or for a quick snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Slow Cooker
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 206kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound pecans raw halves
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Combine the above ingredients in the slow cooker. Stir pecans to coat with honey and spices.
  • Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes.
  • Turn on low, stir occasionally and cook for approximately 1 hour.
  • Transfer nuts to a baking sheet and cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 73mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7


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8 Comments on "Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pecans"

  1. alice pousson  November 3, 2013

    Does this recipe work well with any type of nut.

  2. Sandy  November 16, 2013

    I love this recipe but I am wondering about doubling or tripling the recipe. I tried to dbl it but the nuts were softer & not crunchy like the first batch. Wondering if you need to cook them longer or something? Not sure, you have any idea? thank you

    • GaleCompton  November 17, 2013

      Sandy, There were too many nuts for your slow cooker. If you want to triple, try spreading over a cookie sheet and bake in a 325 degree oven, stir every 15 minutes until golden.

  3. Sandy  November 26, 2013

    I forgot to thank you so thank you!

    • GaleCompton  November 27, 2013

      Sandy, Thank you! 🙂

  4. wendy  May 14, 2015

    Do they come out sticky?

    • SkinnyMs  May 14, 2015

      Wendy, No they don't come out sticky.


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