Step-by-Step Guide on how to make Firecracker Candied Pecans! Sweet-Spicy-Salty Maple Sriracha candied pecans with a little kick. Easy madly tasty gourmet treat that are great as homemade Christmas gifts if you manage to not eat them all. 😉
The sweet, savory, nutty, spicy candied pecan with a delicious bite. Oh~ the explosion of flavors, the crisp-bite texture. These Firecracker Candied Pecans are ultimate finger food satisfaction that’ll have you dive instantly for a second handful. ohhh yaasssss!!
Seriously. I’m warning you. You wouldn’t be able to stop at one.
Last Christmas, one of our International students (who knew we’re crazy foodies…hehe~) gave us a bag of handcrafted Maple Sriracha Pecans from a local vendor.
Jacky & I literally popped the whole bag within minutes! And there’s No . Turning . Back!
We knew we had to recreate this madly tasty gourmet treat to share with you!! 😀
Instant Pot is a one pot wonder that is so much more than just an electric pressure cooker. One of its awesome features is that you can saute straight in the Instant Pot.
This Saute function is great especially for users living in dorm rooms, RV, boats, on the road, traveling, or camping. Or those who simply don’t want to dirty many pots and pans.
And this Firecracker Candied Pecans Recipe highlights this Saute function beautifully. But you can also easily make this on the stovetop if you wish. 🙂
Have fun & enjoy these madly delicious Firecracker Candied Pecans!
How to Make Firecracker Candied Pecans
Simple ingredients to make candied pecans recipe.
Make Maple Sriracha Sauce
Mix ¼ cup (63ml) maple syrup and 1 tbsp (15g) sriracha together.
Heat up Instant Pot
Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté function.
Wait until it says HOT (takes roughly 8 minutes).
Add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter and let it briefly melt.
Make Firecracker Candied Pecans
Add in all the maple sriracha sauce and give it a quick mix.
Once the mixture starts to bubble, add in 2 cups (220g) pecan halves and ¼ tsp fine salt.
Stir and coat pecan halves well with maple sriracha mixture. As usual, taste & adjust seasoning accordingly. 🙂
Let the pecans caramelize in the maple sriracha sauce for roughly 3 – 4 minutes.
The pecans are done when you see the maple sriracha sauce darken.
Serve Firecracker Candied Pecans
The pecans will stick together once they are chilled. So, spread them apart and let them cool completely in a single layer on a parchment paper in a tray.
Enjoy your Firecracker Candied Pecans!~ Don’t forget to share…hehe~ 😉
Easy to make madly tasty gourmet treat: Firecracker Candied Pecans! Perfectly Sweet-Spicy-Salty Maple Sriracha candied pecans with a little kick. Makes great homemade Christmas gifts if you managed to not eat them all.
Make Maple Sriracha Sauce: Mix ¼ cup (63ml) maple syrup and 1 tbsp (15g) sriracha together.
Heat up Instant Pot: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté function. Wait until it says HOT (~8 mins). Add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter and let it briefly melt.
Make Firecracker Candied Pecans: Add in all maple sriracha sauce and give it a quick mix. Once the mixture starts to bubble, add in 2 cups (220g) pecan halves and ¼ tsp fine salt. Stir and coat pecans well with maple sriracha sauce. Taste & adjust seasoning accordingly. Let the pecans caramelize in the mixture for roughly 3 - 4 minutes. Amy + Jacky's Tip: pecans are done when you see the maple sriracha mixture darken.
Serve Firecracker Candied Pecans: The pecans will stick together once they are chilled. So, spread them apart and let them cool completely in a single layer on a parchment paper in a tray. Get ready to be madly addicted to these firecracker candied pecans! Dive in & enjoy!~ 🙂
Rate Amy + Jacky's Recipe: If you've tried our recipe, rate the recipe in the Comments section. Thank you!Note: You can also easily make these Firecracker Candied Pecans on the stove top if you wish.
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