You’re gonna love this madly addictive gourmet treat: Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans! Perfectly Sweet-Spicy-Salty Maple Sriracha Pecans with a little kick. Makes great homemade Christmas gifts if you manage to not eat them all. 😉

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The spicy, sweet, savory, nutty 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 addictive gourmet treat with our Instant Pot to share with you!! 😀

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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 Instant Pot 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 addictively delicious Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans!

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Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans

You're gonna love this madly addictive gourmet treat: Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans! Perfectly Sweet-Spicy-Salty Maple Sriracha Pecans with a little kick. Makes great homemade Christmas gifts if you managed to not eat them all. 😉
4.93 from 14 votes
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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (220g, roughly ½ lb) pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt

Maple Sriracha Sauce

  • ¼ cup (63ml) maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) sriracha

Instructions

  • 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. 
    *Pro 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!~ 🙂

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Note: You can also easily make these Firecracker Candied Pecans on the stove top if you wish.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: candied pecans, instant pot appetizers, instant pot holiday gifts, instant pot party recipes, instant pot pecans, instant pot recipes, instant pot snacks, maple sriracha pecan, pressure cooker snacks, spiced maple pecans, spiced nuts, spiced pecans
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans Cooking Guide

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Super simple ingredients for this Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans recipe 🙂

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1

Make Maple Sriracha Sauce


Mix ¼ cup (63ml) maple syrup and 1 tbsp (15g) sriracha together.

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2

Heat up Instant Pot


Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté function.

How to use Instant Pot Saute Function

Wait until it says HOT (takes roughly 8 minutes).

Add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter and let it briefly melt.

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3

Make Firecracker Candied Pecans


Add in all the maple sriracha sauce and give it a quick mix.

Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans | Glazed Pecans | Spiced Pecans Recipe: add maple sriracha sauce in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Once the mixture starts to bubble, add in 2 cups (220g) pecan halves and ¼ tsp fine salt.

Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans | Glazed Pecans | Spiced Pecans Recipe: add pecans in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Stir and coat pecan halves well with maple sriracha mixture. As usual, taste & adjust seasoning accordingly. 🙂

Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans | Glazed Pecans | Spiced Pecans Recipe: stir pecans with maple sriracha sauce in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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.

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4

Serve Instant Pot 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.

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Enjoy your Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans!~ Don’t forget to share…hehe~ 😉

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