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Spicy Buttered Rum Pecans

Spicy Buttered Rum Pecans

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword buttered-rum-pecans, candied-pecans, spicy-buttered-rum-pecans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling time 1 hour
Servings 4 cups
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 cups pecan halves (heaping)
  • 3 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-2 tsp rum flavoring adjust to taste
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 250°F. Line a jelly roll pan or similar with parchment paper. Set aside. Place pecans in a medium size mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix together butter, corn syrup and rum flavoring until blended. Pour over the pecans. Mix until evenly coated.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle over pecans and toss.
  • Spread on baking sheet. Bake at 250°F stirring every 15 minutes for 1 hour.
  • Spread on wax paper in a single layer, allowing to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.


You may use 2 Tbsp dark rum in place of rum flavoring, if desired.