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My grandmother always seemed to have these at her house when we were kids.
Make and share this Orange Pecans recipe from Food.com.
- Combine sugar, cream of tartar, and orange juice in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring gently until sugar dissolves. Cover orange mixture, and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan. Uncover and cook over medium heat to a soft ball stage (240F).
- Remove from heat, and beat with a wooden spoon just until mixture begins to thicken. stir in pecans and oranger ind. Working rapidly, drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper; let cool.
Made these for my Oscar party! They were very popular because they were so different from the usual salty nuts. Very tasty. I added 2 tsp orange rind to the second batch and it made a really tangy taste. Definitely a keeper! Thanks KittyKitty.