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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. ;)
Servings 6
Total Time 15 mins


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

Maple Sriracha Sauce


  • 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.
Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 298kcal


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg