Honey- and Whiskey-roasted Pecans

These souped-up nuts are loaded with flavor, but have a fraction of the sodium you'll find in the store-bought variety.

Honey Whiskey Roasted Pecans
Kara Lydon

Looking for a quick and healthy snack? These pecans have four ingredients and are done in just 20 minutes—the oven does three-quarters of the work.

Recipe and photo by Kara Lydon, R.D., L.D.N, R.Y.T., nutritionist and blogger at The Foodie Dietitian.

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Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 2 cups raw pecans
  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey (can substitute with any whiskey variety)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 300°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bring whiskey and honey to a boil. Add pecans, and stir to coat. Let simmer for about 5 minutes, and then remove from heat and drain liquid.

Transfer pecans to the baking sheet and roast for about 10 minutes, turning pecans over once halfway through baking time.

Let cool to room temperature prior to serving.