Pumpkin Spice Sugared Pecans

Kimberly Snyder
by Kimberly Snyder
2 cups
35 min

Looking for a quick & easy way to make spiced pecans? I’d love to share my recipe for Kim’s Krunchies - Pumpkin Spice sugared pecans!

Today I would like to share how to make Pumpkin Spice Sugared pecans. I developed this recipe many years ago when I was writing my first cook booklet, Just Desserts Herbal of Course. The recipe only takes 4 ingredients and can be prepared in less than an hour.

Kim’s Krunchies are a gluten free treat! If you don’t have pecans, walnuts or almonds could be used instead.

Pumpkin pie spice can be found at the grocery store but you can also make your own by combining 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon and ground ginger and 1/8 teaspoon each of ground allspice and nutmeg.

I normally make these at the holidays. They are delicious eaten as a snack. They can also be used as a salad topping, added to yogurt or sprinkled on top of ice creams.

These spiced pecans would also make the perfect topping for the Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cheesecake pictured below!

The recipe can be found here: Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cheesecake

These spiced pecans would make a great gift! After they have cooled, bag them up in a cellophane bag or place in an airtight container. Adding a copy of the recipe would be a great touch too!

Pumpkin Spice Sugared Pecans
Recipe details
  • 2  cups
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed in measuring cup
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups pecan halves or pieces other nuts such as walnuts or almonds can be used

line the baking sheet with parchment paper. The parchment paper will make clean up a breeze! If you don't have parchment paper, spray the pan with cooking spray or pan spray.
In a large saucepan, bring the water to boil
Add the brown sugar and the pumpkin pie spice
Bring the mixture to a full boil over medium heat. Stir occasionally
Once the boiling stage is reached, allow syrup to boil for 5 minutes without stirring
remove from heat, add pecans
Stir the mixture until it begins to sugar.
Once the pecans are coated, pour onto the prepared baking sheet
spread nuts so that they don't clump together.
Toast in a 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes
cool completely before storing in an airtight container
  • If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, you can make your own by combining the following:
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Kimberly Snyder
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