Monday, November 22, 2010

A Perfect Day For Sugared Pecans...


Today we woke up to snow...

It actually started snowing yesterday, but it wasn't until this morning that it started accumulating. Shockingly, school wasn't cancelled, or even delayed. But I have to be honest...I wish it had been. We so rarely get snow and I can only imagine how anxious the boys must be, sitting patiently in their classrooms at school, to get home so they can get out there and start making snowballs and sleding down the hills.



With or without her brothers, Ellison is having a blast out there!


She goes out until she's too cold to stand it anymore, then comes inside to warm up. As soon as she's warm and her coat, hat and gloves are dry, she's back out again!

You've got to take advantage of it while you've got it, around here!

:)


For me, a snow day is the perfect excuse to be in the kitchen making something yummy. And this time of year, it's all about the Sugared Pecans...

I got the recipe years ago from a good friend in Arizona, and I always make them for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Wrapped up in a pretty bag, they make a great gift for friends and neighbors.



Sugared Pecans

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
2 egg whites
1 lb. of pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

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Directions:

Melt butter and spread in a jelly roll pan (or cookie sheet). Mix all other ingredients together in a large bowl, then spread in the pan making sure that the pecans are spread out flat. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour or until dry. Stir the pecans every 10 minutes during cooking so that the sugar mixture coats the pecans well. Be sure not to overcook them or they will taste burned. As soon as they look dry, remove from oven. Cool and store in an air tight container.

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Enjoy!




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14 comments:

Rhiannon said...

oooh looks yummy!!!

Laurie Anne said...

Browns Pt let the kids go home early so snowball fights are in full swing. I've got some pecans in the freezer so I think I will have to try these :0)

Nanato4 said...

Lucky you! I'm really anxious for some snow ... not that we get that much here in south central Illinois. :-(

The Starr Family said...

Thank you for sharing this! I think these would be make perfect Christmas gifts for our neighbors! And ourselves :)

Charis said...

Sounds delicious! (my mind is furiously working to make a vegan version - there must be a way!)
:)

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Lorene said...

Hi Karla,
My name is Lorene and I am new to blogging. I just came by your blog and found the wonderful recipe for sugared pecans!, I cannot wait to make them they sound oh so good. Thanks again for sharing if you get the time please take a look at my blog.
Lorene

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Thanks for sharing...I am totally making these this holiday season (although in Florida, we never have snow days...so I'll have to settle for a really cold one instead!)

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Thanks for sharing...I am totally making these this holiday season (although in Florida, we never have snow days...so I'll have to settle for a really cold one instead!)

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Guess living in CT my kids are spoiled - they see snow and just want to stay inside and snuggle - of course unless it's snowman snow.

Janine said...

We don't get any snow here in South Africa, but I can think of 101 reasons why I need to make those pecans anyway =) Thanks for the recipe. It looks so easy! My kind of cooking.

Will said...

Caution to all, these are ridiculously good...you can't eat just 20.

Lori E said...

I make a couple variations of these every year usually having at least one container of spicy ones on hand for the holidays.

Heidi said...

I think you live in the PNW like I do. We also had a snow day today and schools are closed tomorrow too. I tried your sugared pecan recipe tonight as well and it turned out great. Great hostess gift idea!! Thanks for posting this recipe!!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe! I just made them tonight for tomorrow and they are my new holiday favorite. According to the hubs I'll be making them weekly from now till New Years! Happy Thanksgiving!