Cocoa Dusted Maple Pecans

By: Jessie Sheehan

Serving Size: 2 cups candied pecans

Cook Time: 5 mins prep 5 mins cook


· 2 cups pecans, toasted

· ¼ cup maple syrup

· 2 Tbsp Dutch process cocoa powder

· 2 Tbsp granulated sugar

· ½ tsp kosher salt

· ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, optional


1. Cook the pecans and syrup in a skillet over medium heat until the syrup bubbles and then cooks-off, or disappears altogether.

2. Whisk the cocoa, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl.

3. Toss the warm pecans in the cocoa mixture until covered then place them in a sieve, to knock off the excess cocoa/sugar and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet until cool.

4. Serve and enjoy.