We love pecans. Pecans are part of every holiday meal around here, we use them in desserts and even side dishes like Sweet Potato Casserole. Just plain pecans fresh out of the shell are soooo good. Hopefully they were gathered from one's own yard but a gift from a neighbor or relative is awesome too.
This recipe takes those marvelous pecans, coats them in a yummy sugar and cinnamon mixture, and slow cooks it into a crunchy delicious snack.
This is a slow cooker recipe but its not one you can get going and then leave unattended. It must be stirred every 20 minutes or so.
So this is what you do.
Mix sugars, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl
Mix vanilla and egg white and beat with wisk till frothy.
Add pecans to this mixture and toss till all are coated
Cook all for 3-4 hours on low stirring every 20 minutes or so.
Add 1/4 cup water about one hour before done. Mix very well leaving no dry spots. Make sure mixture cooks with the water for 45 minutes to 1 hour. This is what makes it crunchy!
Spoon mixture onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
Separate nuts in mixture so there are no large lumps.
Let cool and enjoy!
- 1 1/2 C. Sugar
- 1 1/2 C. Brown Sugar
- 3 Tbsp. Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. Salt
- 1 Egg White
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- 3 Cups Pecans
- 1/4 C. Water