Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is from All recipes and is made as Christmas gifts every year.
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 16 ounces pecan halves
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Beat egg whites until soft peaks begin to form. Add sugar, salt, and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form and turn glossy. Fold in nuts and coat well with the egg white mixture.
- Melt butter in a 9x13 baking pan by placing pan in the oven. Evenly spread coated nuts over melted butter in pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes, stirring and turning nuts about every 8 minutes, or until butter no longer remains in pan. Place hot nuts on foil and allow to cool. May be stored in an airtight container for several weeks.
Weird recipe...cooking in butter like that. BUT HEY!! What totally addicting results! I need to stop eating these before ....umm...before they're all gone! Very easy with totally satisfying results. Still a weird cooking method, tho. Made for ZWT9, Mike & the Appliance Killers.
We love pecans and this recipe is a great way of serving pecans. Easy to make to boot! Made for ZWT9 and "The Apron String Travelers"
Oh my...these are soooooooooo good and totally addicting. I used Splenda granulated sugar and added a couple tablespoons of Splenda brown sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon. It took a little longer whipping it to stiff peaks, but they turned out perfectly. Once you pop one into your mouth you can't stop eating them. I will be making these often in the future. Made for May 2012 Aus/NZ Swap.