Spicy Pecans

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1. Pre-Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add the pecans, and boil for 3 minutes.

3. While the pecans are blanching, mix the sugar, Butt Kickin' Blacken, and salt together in a small bowl.

4. When the pecans have cooked, drain them well and place them in the bowl with the sugar and blacken mix. Stir them until all of the sugar is melted, an you've got a good coating on each pecan. The heat of the pecans will melt the sugar.

5. Place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Be sure to stir them after about 8. You'll know when they're done because you should just start to smell them. Be careful because that smell is of the pecans toasting, if you let them go too long, they'll start to burn. You've got to get them to this point in order for the sugar to crystallize and not be sticky to the touch after they cool. This will make for a slightly crispy pecan. If you would like them a little softer, cook them for only 15 minutes, but they might end up being just a little bit sticky after they cool.

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