Candied Pecans

First of all, oops, I couldn’t think of a clever name for this posts. Oh well… Second of all, I realize that this post isn’t the typical DIY project, but to a degree it fits right in. I’ll leave the topicality of this post up in the air. But, I just couldn’t resist; I am who could CANDIED PECANS (choir of angels sing).

I, due to my lack of preparation, only made half of a batch, but will make them again very soon!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of pecans
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg, water, and vanilla extract aggressively until frothy.
    3. In a smaller mixing bowl combine sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

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    1. Add the pecans to the egg mixture and stir until evenly coated.
    2. Add half of the sugar mixture and continue to stir until evenly coated; add the remainder of the mixture.
    3. Lay the pecans on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.

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  1. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, if you do not only will they not be as good, but they will be nearly impossible to remove from the parchment paper.
  2. Allow to cool in an airtight container.
  3. Enjoy and Share 🙂

 

I was extremely pleased with the way these turned out, and I encourage you to try them. Thanks for reading 🙂
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Side note: I recently emailed with the creator of You & Mie and I had the wonderful opportunity of asking her a few questions about her blog and tips that she would give to anyone attempting a new DIY project. I asked a few other questions, and found her answers inspiring, but one of my favorite things that she said I wished to share with you: “Part of me wants to say, “Just go for it!” I think that just diving in and allowing yourself to make mistakes and experiment is more valuable than a finished project. But the other part of me is a little more practical, so it wants to tell you that there are lots of resources out there (thank goodness for the world-wide web!) that can help you research tutorials and the best supplies, etc. so that you’ll be successful. Really I don’t think there is a right or wrong way to do it, as long as you go for it and have fun!” I thought this was great advice and I think everyone could benefit from checking out her blog: http://youandmie.com 

 

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