Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pecans Diablo

This is a favorite super easy party recipe. It's so tasty, & it's really pretty good for you - definitely better for you than cheesy or ranch dips. I've made it for get-togethers that included beer&football, & if you decide to make it for such a gathering, I highly recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe. I've been known to run out because it was so popular!

(I think this recipe came from the Taste of Home Halloween food&fun digest from 2009. I'm guessing that based on the "diablo" in the title, as well as the fact that I once upon a time vowed to make as many of the recipes in that little thing as I could. I did pretty well at it, actually, & found quite a few favorite recipes to make again!)

pecans diablo

(yield: 5 cups)

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 5 cups pecan halves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
*In a large bowl, combine the butter, rosemary, cayenne, & basil. Add the pecans & toss to coat. Spread in a single layer in a 15-inch x 1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with salt.

*Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until pecans are crisp, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

*A note from the Taste of Home test kitchen says the spices in this recipe showcase pecans in a whole different light. This is a great snack for any gathering.

(I agree wholeheartedly with that description! This is a delicious snack, & I highly recommend trying it!)


  1. Yum! I love pecans and this is the perfect recipe!