Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Got Started On The Pecans

Yesterday I pulled myself out of the holiday funk I was in and started on my Christmas project ! I roasted some pecans to send along with my holiday cards ! The recipe is fairly simple and I just did one batch and I will finish the rest tonight. I just wanted to see how they would turn out.

First I spread the pecans on a pan to bake

After you take the pecans out of the oven you mix them in a saucepan with all the ingredients

They actually came out quite tasty ! I am so proud of myself. If you like snacking on pecans or any sort of nuts this is a great recipe for the holidays and it's easy enough for anyone to make themselves. Tonight I am going to make the second batch and package them in little clear bags and make my holiday recipe card to go along with it. I will do a part II so you can see the finished product ! Let me leave you with the recipe.

Roasted Pecan Candy :

  • Roast 2 cups of pecans at 350 degrees for approximately 12 minutes or until very slightly toasted
  • Mix Together in sauce pan the following ingredients
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of Pet milk
  • 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • 1tsp. of white Karo syrup
  • Cook to a soft ball stage (to test, drop a few drops in a cup of cool water until it forms a soft ball that can be picked up ) After reaching a soft ball stage. remove from heat and add
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla

Mix in roasted pecans and spread on wax paper . When cool break apart

The recipe is provided by


  1. This sounds yummy. Pecans are my absolute favorite nut. I love cashews too, but pecans can't be beat. Your Christmas card list is a lucky bunch to be getting these along with their cards.

  2. Oh Ashley, I have got to try these!! Sounds so good. I love roasted pecans!!

  3. these look delicious, I'm not fond of nuts but this looks like something i could happily munch on, plus its homemade !!!

  4. My mom makes these during the holidays. They are sooooo goooood!