Cajun Pecans – Crockpot

Found this recipe for additional spicy nuts for the father-in-law for xmas, but with travel and work I didn’t get around to it till today! Yeah for snow storms! I upped the cayene and didn’t add the thyme since i like spice and was out. We’ll be going there at the end of the month, so we’ll bring some goodies to him then!



  • 1 pound pecan halves (2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  • Place pecans in the bottom of a 4 quart crockpot. Turn on high.
  • Combine all the spices in a bowl on the side.
  • Melt the butter.
  • Dump the spice mixture over the pecans, pour the butter.
  • Stir with vigor until everything is covered with teh butter and spice combo.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes. Turn to LOW and continue to cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 2 hours. Transfer nuts to a baking sheet and cool completely.
  • (Pack into glass jars and decorate with bows for holiday gifts)