I am not one for doing a lot of holiday baking but these are a simple treat that my mother has made forever. I have not made them in years but this afternoon, I dug up the recipe and whipped out a batch. Seriously they are wonderful, easy to make and the perfect thing to add for a sweet bite on a holiday buffet, or make the perfect gift for a teacher or neighbor or co-worker. That is what my Mom did with them, the ones we didn’t eat that is!
1 pound Pecans
1/2 cup Butter
2 Egg Whites
1 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Spread Nuts in low pan and bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes. Take out and cool on wax paper. Put Butter in the pan and melt in oven. Make a meringue of egg whites, salt, sugar and vanilla. Add nuts to meringue and fold in until all nuts are covered. Put in pan of butter and spread out. Put in 275 degree oven and bake 15 minutes. Turn with spatula and bake another 30 minutes turning every 10 minutes.
Let cool. Separate into your favorite containers, and they are ready for snacking!
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