Candied Vanilla Pecans

You know how they say you should bake fresh cookies before an open house so that your house will smell more enticing to potential buyers? I’m going to go ahead and claim that instead of cookies, you should make these Candied Vanilla Pecans. My house smelled AMAZING last night when I made these. They bake for an entire hour, so the wonderful sweet vanilla scent lingers for a good while. I honestly didn’t want to go to bed and miss any of the awesome smelling air in our place.

The pecans were still warm when I went to bed so I didn’t get to try them until today. Let me tell you, they taste better than they smell. This recipe is amazing. If you’re looking for a last minute holiday gift to make or even a snack to take to a holiday potluck, definitely give this simple recipe a shot.

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Candied Vanilla Pecans

Ingredients:

4 cups (~1 lb) pecans
1 egg white
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 heaping tsp sea salt
3/4 cup vanilla sugar (If you donโ€™t have vanilla sugar, substitute regular sugar and increase the vanilla extract to 1 tsp)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 250 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and sea salt.

In a large bowl combine the egg white, vanilla and water. Beat the egg until itโ€™s light and frothy. Stir in the pecans and mix well. Pour in the sugar mixture and stir until all the pecans are coated.

Dump the mixture onto your large baking sheet and spread the nuts out evenly.

Bake about 1 hour making sure to stir every 15 minutes and break up any large clumps.

Cool completely on the baking sheet on a wire cooling rack.

Recipe from Miss Lemonie

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11 Responses to “Butterscotch, Coconut, and Toffee Cookies”

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    sephora coupons in store print — February 11, 2014 at 5:08 pm

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    Ellen — February 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    They sound awesome! Everything I like–hubby has good taste! You might want to edit–it says chocolate chips and I assume you mean butterscotch chips. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks a lot.

    • beantownbaker — February 12th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

      Thanks for the heads up. I have fixed the typo.

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    chelsea @ serves two — February 11, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I must admit that in reading this post I turned to my fiance and asked him what his favorite kind of cookie was (we’ve been together 5 1/2 years). His response: peanut butter chocolate chip. You learn something new every day ๐Ÿ™‚

    I too love butterscotch (and coconut and toffee for that matter!) but it is such an overlooked flavor!

    • beantownbaker — February 12th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

      Isn’t that funny?!? Crazy how you can be with someone so long and still be surprised by them!

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    Judy Dougherty — February 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

    In the recipe you, you say to add chocolate chips(?) and there is no reference to when you add the toffee or the coconut…

    • beantownbaker — February 12th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

      They go in with the butterscotch chips. I have updated the recipe to reflect this. Sorry about the typo.

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    Liz — February 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you for the nice recipe.

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    Shannon — February 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    kind of amazing/awesome that there’s still more to discover about him after all these years! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Wow, what a combination! These cookies sound heavenly ๐Ÿ™‚

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    vanillasugarblog — February 25, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Yes yes yes! Butterscotch and coconut together! It works it does.

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