Candied Pecans

Yesterday was a big day here, we had snow!  I’ve been told it’s the first time since 1947 that Charlotte has had snow on Christmas day.  Being from the north, I love it when we get a load of the white stuff and seeing as it doesn’t happen all that often in the South, we took full advantage with a little sledding, a snowman and a breakout snowball fight.  Here are a few shots from the morning.

And of course no wintry day is complete without a little hot cocoa and a sweet treat.  I love these nuts because not only are they are they sweet, but they’ve got a good protein kick as well.   Throw a bowl of them on the table and watch how quickly they disappear.

Ingredients Needed:

4 Egg Whites
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 tsp of Vanilla
1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
1/4 tsp of Nutmeg
1/4 tsp of Salt
2 Pds of Pecans
4 Tbsp of Butter

First up, you’ll beat your eggs white until they are a stiff foam.

Now you’ll add in your sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Mix it together and add in your nuts.  Coat them well.

Heat up your oven to 350 degrees.

Now drop your butter on a jelly roll pan and pop it in the oven and let it melt down.  When it completely melted, bring it out, spread it around the pan and place your nuts on the pan.

Place your nuts in the oven for 20 minutes, being sure to turn once or twice.  Bring them out and cool them completely.

Are you ready to get nuts for nuts?

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Candied Pecans

Ingredients:

4 Egg Whites
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 tsp of Vanilla
1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
1/4 tsp of Nutmeg
1/4 tsp of Salt
2 Pds of Pecans
4 Tbsp of Butter

Directions:

First up, you'll beat your eggs white until they are a stiff foam.

Now you'll add in your sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Mix it together and add in your nuts. Coat them well.

Heat up your oven to 350 degrees.

Now drop your butter on a jelly roll pan and pop it in the oven and let it melt down. When it completely melted, bring it out, spread it around the pan and place your nuts on the pan.

Place your nuts in the oven for 20 minutes, being sure to turn once or twice. Bring them out and cool them completely.

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21 Responses to “Candied Pecans”

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    Chaplain Donna — December 27, 2010 @ 10:16 am

    Those nuts look awesome! The ingredients are not that bad either!

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    Faith — December 27, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    Julie,
    We are bif (NUTS: lol) eaters in my family. What a perfect snack in the winter on a cold day like you guys got. Hope you guys had a wonerful Christmas.

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    Emily Z — December 27, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

    I am so jealous, I wanted snow on Christmas day! It’s hardly snowed in Kansas at all. Snow is the only thing that makes these months of cold weather worthwhile in my opinion! What a delightful snack to enjoy while you’re enjoying your snow! :)

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — December 27, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    Melt my heart. Your kids are adorable. I have to giggle at the sledding picture… to a girl who’s up to her neck in snow… it looks a tad sparse on the ground. :) But you know I’d be out there, too, if snow was a rare occurrence for me! Merry Christmas!

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    Mari's Cakes — December 27, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    Julie, I ready to get nuts for nuts!

    Lovely weather, I miss the SNOW!

    I hope you may continue to have a great Christmas week :)

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    Laura in Cancun — December 27, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

    Wait, how did you get snow on Christmas?

    I was in Charlotte and it didn’t snow until the middle of the night on Christmas! (morning of the 26th) Either way, it was awesome :)

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    Anna Johnston — December 27, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    Fabulous photos Julie. Its like a wonderland and the kids must have loved it huh. Fabulous little nutty treat you served up there too.

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    Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds — December 27, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    I bookmarked this one. Those look awesome!

    Nice snowman too!

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    Green Girl @ A little bit of everything — December 27, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

    Here in VA it didn’t snow that much, just few flakes, but not enough for a snowman or for a snowball.
    love your snow-y photos and of course, the treat.

    Hope you’ll have joyful holidays

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    grace — December 28, 2010 @ 1:34 am

    looks like a bumpy sled ride! i finally reached the point where i would only join my brothers in the snow because i knew that in the end, the hot chocolate would taste that much better. :) great nuts!

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    Kristina — December 28, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    Congratulations on the best Christmas post of the year! Your family looks so happy, it’s like you’ve crammed everything great about Christmas into just a few pictures.

    I used to make pecans like this all the time (my best friend taught me how) and they were always a hit! Absolutely everyone loved them. In fact, the only reason I haven’t made them in a while is because one year, my grandmother turned out to be allergic to pecans, and she didn’t know until she’d had a few. So I think that scared me out of making them again, in a superstitious kind of a way. I wonder if I can get my courage up yet. It’s been… oh, at least seven years.

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    Ma What's For Dinner — December 28, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    That was some storm huh???? We’ve been having a blast sledding and building snowmen. Our first real blizzard. I’d travel to you down there in this blizzard for these nuts!!! Nothing would stop me!

    Happy New Year, Love!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

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    Margaret Almon — December 28, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    These look delicious! My mother made fabulous pecan pie, and this is like a minimalist version, with the flavor but not the stickiness.

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    Sanjeeta kk — December 29, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    Love all the snow pictures, cute kid. Like the candid nuts.

    Happy 2011 to you!

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    anne — December 29, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

    I’m impressed that you even had a sled!! But of course, you know we have snow up here in the northwoods!! And these nuts, I can’t tell you kow much we love them, a little bit of cardammom is good in them as well, Happy New Year! anne

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    ingrid — December 30, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

    Lovely photos! My parents are here in FL celebrating the holidays so they missed the snow.

    Pretty much the only thing I’ve made this December has been candied nuts though a different recipe.
    ~ingrid

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    Katerina — December 30, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    I can see that some people had fun over there. These nuts are so good. Happy New Year Julie!

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    Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} — December 31, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    I LOVE candied nuts and am SO anxious to try your recipe. I’ll hurry and do that bc I’ve decided calories do not count until NEXT week! :-)

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    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — January 10, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    I love nuts. I love sweet candied nuts, I like them plain I like them salted. But this my friend is extraordinary!

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    Maranda — January 17, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    It looks like you guys had a great time in the snow. Those nuts look delicious!!!

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    Elizabeth — March 22, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    These look so incredibly yummy! Thanks for posting, can’t wait to try this recipe out :)

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