Monday, December 20, 2010

Vera's Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans 1

For the last two year my in-laws have mailed us a package containing the most scrumptious treat......Candied Pecans! Let me tell you, they are more addictive then potato chips, or M&M's or Oreos. We could just sit and eat the whole jar full.

Sweet and crunchy goodness!

We have the big container sitting on the kitchen table and I swear that lid gets lifted every time someone walks by.

Unlike the usual candied pecans which are usually hard coated, these are light and covered with powdered sugar.

The Vera in this recipe was a friend of John's Grandma's. I'm so happy that my mother-in-law and I will keep this recipe alive.

Vera's Candied Pecans
3 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1 lb. pecans
1 stick of butter
Powdered sugar

Melt butter and pour on baking sheet. Beat egg whites until stiff, add vanilla and gradually add sugar. Coat pecans with egg white mixture. Bake 325 for 40 minutes. Be sure to turn them every 10 minutes with a spatula. Very important step!

Cool slightly and shake in powdered sugar until coated using a large zip lock bag. Keep in a sealed container.

Candied Pecans
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