Wednesday, July 29, 2009

candied pecans

On the plane to IN, I ate a bag of trail mix that I had picked up at the grocery the week before. It was BOGO or I wouldn't have gotten it. It was fantastic though and the best part was the candied pecans, which I'd never really eaten (I didn't think until recently that I liked nuts). When I was visiting my grandma's house I was telling her about it and she thought they would be something that I could make myself. I looked online and found a recipe. They turned out really tasty. My mom and sister helped me (ok, it was mostly me) eat the whole bowl that evening.

Here's the recipe:
1 egg white
1 T water
1/2 t vanilla (optional)
1 C sugar
1 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon (optional)
1/2-1 pound pecan halves (I used a half pound and it was the perfect amount for the dry ingredients- it made them nice and sugary!)

stir the egg and water mix until frothy. coat the pecans. dip in dry mix. cook on a single layer for 1 hour at 250 degrees.

next time- I will just dump the wet in a gallon zip lock with the pecans, coat- then dump in the dry. It'll be a real time saver.

Since I mentioned her, here's a picture of Bee cuddling on the couch with my grandma. We love visiting her house!


Chris said...

mmm, those were delicious. let's have more asap.

dana said...

Oh man those look SOOOO good. Dangerously good.

thanks for stopping by MADE. I have yet to purchase fold over elastic. But I think I'm gonna love that too! :)

Julia said...


What a cute picture of those two!

I have been so impressed with this blog...I'm pretty lucky to have such a creative cousin.

Best-Julia M.