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Candied Pecans with Aleppo

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Candied nuts are a dangerous sweet to have around the house (they go by the name "crack" in my apartment), but I like making small batches like this to top ice cream, bake into cookies, or use as a crumb topping in a crisp or pie. Those uses aside, out-of-hand eating is still my favorite addiction to this sweet, hot, and salty snack. But you're not just limited to dessert. These pecans (or peanuts, if you prefer) make an alluring addition to fried chicken batter and are a superb garnish on homemade pork buns. Cinnamon with higher oil content (such cinnamon is often labeled as "Saigon Cinnamon") has a sharp spiciness that pairs particularly well with aleppo.

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