This Orange Chiptole-Spiced Pecan Mix is made with an assortment of nuts and cranberries all roasted in a delicious spice blend perfect holiday gifts, parties or snacking at home!


Sometimes you just need a good snack.
Not one that requires a ton of prep or an extensive amount of washing, peeling, and cutting.
You see where I’m going with this.

Sometimes you just need to grab a bag of nuts and satisfy those hunger cravings!  And I’m totally ok with these being spicy.  In fact, I’m pretty sure chipotle chili peppers always make any dish better.  These are completely simple to make, all you need is an hour for the baking time and you’ve got a snack that is sure to last you all week!  I seriously love this mix so much, I’m definitely trying this with roasted chickpeas next!

Now lemme tell you.  Working out after being out of commission for 3 weeks is completely exhilarating, but also very painful!  I am SO sore today, but the feeling just motivates me even more.  I missed working out so much, and you can bet my booty missed it even more!  This weekend is my 15k race and although I’m still running it, I’m disappointed that I’m not as prepared for it as I had wanted to be.  After getting bronchitis that turned into pneumonia, my lungs couldn’t handle any running whatsoever and it’s still sort of painful even now.  But I refuse to back out so I’m just going to have fun with it!

Wish me luck though, I’ll sure need it!!!


This pecan mix makes a great party snack or do what I did and throw them in a mason jar, tie some twine around it in a bow and share with your family!I seriously can’t get enough of mason jars
and I would use them for everything if I could!I think you’ll really love this sweet, spicy, and salty combination, the flavors just went SO well together!  Plus I think you’ll really impress the men in your family, which is never a bad thing.

5 from 1 vote

Orange Chipotle-Spiced Pecan Mix

This Orange Chiptole-Spiced Pecan Mix is made with an assortment of nuts and cranberries all roasted in a delicious spice blend perfect holiday gifts, parties or snacking at home!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 Tbsp grated orange rind
  • 1 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground chipotle chili pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
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  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
  • Whisk together orange zest, orange juice and large egg white in a medium bowl. Stir in pecans, coating well. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, salt and chili pepper; add to pecan mixture and toss well.
  • Spread mixture in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 225 for one hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely. Stir in cranberries and enjoy! Can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.8g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 7.7g | Fiber: 0.8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Sara Maher says:

    Is ground Chipotle pepper the same as Chipotle Chili Powder? If not, where do you find such a thing?

  2. Jenny D. says:

    ooh! theres a brand that makes something similar to this, only theres is 130 per 1/4 cup. Not bad, but 90 calories sounds even better to me=]

  3. Katie|Epicurean Mom says:

    Mmmmmm, i adore chipotle! This looks amazing Kelly!!

  4. Tiffany says:

    What a lovely snack! And beautiful photo! 😀

  5. mjskit says:

    Kelly, These sweet and spicy pecans look incredible! Pecans are my favorite of all nuts, so you can bet I’ll be making these! I hope you had a good run this weekend!

  6. Christine says:

    This is a perfect blend of sweet citrus and the touch of spice. All with crunch. Can’t wait to try it.

  7. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Hi Kelly! Looks like this was on Top 9, congrats! I love the healthy snack and this is very easy to make and looks delicious! Love the combination of orange, chipotle, and cranberries on pecans!

  8. Balvinder Ubi says:

    Congrats for being on Top9. I do eat nuts every day to satisfy my cravings. I love you mix.Definitely going to try this.

  9. CJ - Food Stories says:

    Major congrats on being in the foodbuzz top 9, today!