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Dec 2, 2019

Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze

If you are looking for a delicious sweet treat for gifting this holiday season, try these spiced pecans with a rum glaze.

Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze

These spiced pecans are so easy to make, and totally tasty as a cocktail party snack.

These spiced pecans are light, sweet, and spicy, and totally will call your name once you have a taste. I'm pretty sure you won't be able to stop at just one.

I've been totally intrigued by creating delicious candied nuts, including this recipe for candied pecans, and this recipe for rosemary, cayenne, and brown sugar cashews.

I also love the combination of rum and pecans, including rum cake with pecans

Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze with cocktails

Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze Shopping List: 

  • 2 cups of raw pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Ground allspice
  • Dark rum
  • Vanilla extract
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter

Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze cooling on a baking sheet

How to make spiced pecans with a rum glaze: 

First, toast the raw pecans in the oven until they are fragrant. 

Next, mix the sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice together and set aside for tossing and coating the glazed nuts. 

After that, bring the rum, vanilla, brown sugar, and butter to a boil and stir in the toasted pecans. 

Finally, toss the rum coated pecans in the spices that you have set aside, and then spread them over a parchment lined baking sheet. 


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Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze with martinis

Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze

Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze
Yield: 8 servings
prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 10 minutes total time: 20 minutes
If you are looking for a delicious sweet treat for gifting this holiday season, try these spiced pecans with a rum glaze.


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) raw pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter


How to cook Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the raw pecans over the pan. Bake the pecans for 8 minutes, until toasted and fragrant. 
  3. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Stir together the sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice in a medium bowl. 
  5. In a saucepan, bring the rum, vanilla, brown sugar, and butter to a boil over medium high heat, whisking constantly. 
  6. Add the pecans, and toss for about 90 seconds. 
  7. Pour the rum coated pecans into the bowl with the spices and toss to coat. 
  8. Pour the spice coated pecans back onto the parchment lined baking sheet to cool completely. 
  9. Store in an airtight container. 
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Recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen

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  1. What a great snack! Getting all of the ingredients to make a batch for gifts!

  2. I still have pecans in my cupboard. I think I will make up a batch of these and have Frank mix up a batch of Martini's.....they look better than the nuts LOL>

  3. The nuts look divine! Those martini ts are calling my name.

  4. I love making spiced nuts for holiday gifts! These look phenomenal!!!

  5. I thought I loved spiced nuts before... then you go and add a rum glaze!! Holy cow these sound amazing!

  6. Made these yesterday, and they are fantastic as is. I have some satsuma rum, thinking next time I'll omit the vanilla and use 3 tsp of the satsuma rum, see how that goes. Also have coconut rum and I think pecans made w cocunut then added to a pound cake is something I should try too 😋


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