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Candied and roasted nuts have been a part of Christmas for me for many years. My great aunt would always come on the train from California and bring all sorts of roasted, flavored, and candied nuts. They were SO good!
This recipe actually came by accident. I started out trying to make some white chocolate, then I sprinkled some chopped pecans on top. It was SO good that I thought it would be fun to try to coat some pecan halves with the candy mixture. I’m not sure what it is about how all these ingredients taste together, but they taste like caramel pecans or praline pecans. They are SO good!
Add this recipe to your holiday baking and have some yummy nuts to snack on for a real treat! Enjoy!
CARAMEL PECANS (S)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
Pinch sea salt
2 teaspoons whey protein powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups pecan halves
In a saucepan, heat all the above ingredients except the pecan halves.
Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Remove from burner and stir in pecan halves until well coated.
Spread Caramel Pecans out onto a foil-lined cookie sheet and place in freezer to harden.
Once hardened up, break up nuts and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Sheri’s Trim Healthy Mama Shopping List – I have created a quick shopping list with links to some of the main THM foods!
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