When the holidays roll around and you realize the enormous list of people you have to buy for it becomes daunting to think about buying “little” gifts for neighbors, teachers, tutors…. And when you realize this not only are you out of energy, but you are out of money! These pecans are the perfect “little gift” for all those people on your list that you need to give something to, but not much.
They take about 10 minutes to make and you can whip up a huge batch to cross of a lot of people on your list! You can put them in plastic bags with a bow or in a small gift box with parchment paper or in a mason jar. They are delicious and all your friends will appreciate a homemade gift.
Or if you don’t have any friends and just want to make a batch of these for yourself they are delicious:) They will keep for about two weeks in the fridge.
Enjoy and remember to take a few minutes to look around and soak in the beautiful holiday season!
Makes 1 cup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon (or more if you like it spicy) cayenne
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 Tablespoons water
1 cup pecan halves
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small skillet over medium heat, combine brown sugar, cayenne, cinnamon, salt and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.
Add the pecans and stir until they are coated with sugar mixture. Let simmer for about 3 minutes until the mixture becomes sticky.
Remove from heat and spread out into a thin layer on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Let cool for about 10 minutes until breaking apart.
Store in a cool dry place for about a week or in the fridge for about two weeks.