8.06.2014

brown sugar + sea salt pecans

I recently discovered that I have absolutely no self control when it comes to these pecans. I am telling myself that my husband ate more than I thought he ate did so I don't feel so guilty for polishing off the rest of the bowl after dinner. At least pecans are healthy, and...so is sea salt. So basically, a guilt-free win-win. 

These sugar coated crunchy gems are truly an indulgence. The perfect mix of salty & sweet, and especially tasty warm out of the oven. Requiring only 5 ingredients and made start to finish in under 20 minutes, these are one of my new favorite treats. I have already decided I will be making all my Christmas gifts this year and more than 50% will likely involve these pecans, packed in mason jars & tied up with string.

brown sugar + sea salt pecans


what you'll need

8 oz raw pecan halves
3 TBSP light brown sugar
1 TBSP granulated sugar
1/4 tsp sea salt for the coating + 1/4 tsp of coarsely ground sea salt to finish* 
     *having a sea salt grinder with multiple settings is a perk
2 TBSP butter, melted

baking sheet
parchment paper

what you'll do

» preheat oven to 325 degrees; line baking sheet with parchment paper
» mix together the brown sugar, white sugar & sea salt in a small bowl; set aside
» heat the butter on the stove in a small saucepan until melted; add pecans and coat thoroughly
» toss buttery pecans evenly in sugar mixture and then pour onto baking sheet
» sprinkle 1/4 tsp coarsely ground sea salt onto pecans before baking
» bake for 15 minutes at 325, tossing once half way through
» remove from oven, let cool eat a handful without burning your mouth & then let cool
» store in an airtight container for up to a week [but I bet you'll finish them day 1!]

enjoy! 

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