Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cinnamon Glazed Pecans/Giveaway

Do you have a favorite treat you make every year for Christmas? I DO!
Several years ago I started making Cinnamon Glazed Pecans & the funny
thing about them is...I don't like pecans...but I love these.

They are covered in Brown sugar & Sugar & Cinnamon.! YUM!
I give them to our friends & family & my kids teachers.
Every year my kids teachers & even their bus driver ask
"Is your mom going to make those Pecans again?"
Pecans are not cheap these days...but the ingredients to make them
are super cheap so it evens out I guess.
BUT A BIG THANKS to my mom in law for always buying me
a big bag of home grown Pecans!!

And they are not really as bad as some's a nut.

So I thought I would share this with you & make it a giveaway also!!
What am I giving away? Of course a  $10 Starbucks Card!!
Here is how you can enter:
1. Comment
2. Follow my blog (if you already do...tell me)
3. Post your a Recipe treat you like to make at Christmas (worth 2 entrees)

Cinnamon Glazed Pecans
2lbs Pecan halves
1 egg white...beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 T. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt

Beat egg white & coat pecans (you can add another egg white if needed).
Mix all the other ingredients in a separate bowl then pour onto pecans & stir
 until they are coated with sugar mixture.
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper & spray with Pam. Spread Pecans
evenly onto pans. I usually spray a light coat of Pam on top just to make them
stick together after you bake them. 
Cook @ 325 for 20 minutes. Remove from over & let cool for 10 minutes.
Then I put them in festive little bags.

Now it's your turn.
Share your recipe.
Make a comment
Follow my blog.
Win a Starbucks card.

Now...go eat a treat or two. I can't be the only one 
to gain a few pounds over Christmas!!


  1. I'm gonna try these! Mom and I made once a nut mix that was sweet and spicy, it had sweet goodness and then I think chili powder in it. Need to get the recipe from mom.

  2. I think I'm going to make those pecans! Aldi has them cheaper than most other grocery stores, so if you have an Aldi in your area, check it out.

    Date Balls:
    1/3 cup butter
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 lb. chopped dates
    2 cups Rice Krispies
    1/2 chopped walnuts or pecans
    coconut or decorator sugars

  3. (recipe continued...)
    Cook butter, sugar, and dates over low heat until soft, stirring constantly. Let cool. Add Rice Krispies and nuts. Shape into balls and roll in coconut. If you don't like coconut you could always roll them in decorator's sugars.

  4. Hey Steph, As you know I love your blog! And thank you for reminding me about these pecans....I used to make them years ago and had forgotten all about them. I love to make homemade treats for gifts too. Some years I get exrta creative and make gourmet style caramel apples (Dip apples in melted caramel, after caramel is set, drizzle with melted chocolate and white chocolate. While chocolates are still "wet" decorate with treats like red/green sprinkles, crushed peppermints, slivered almond,etc) Or for the years that I'm running behind in my planning......Andes Mints Cookies (Follow the directions on the back of the bag of Andes Mints Chips) they are Yummy!!
    Shelbi Moseby

  5. Thanks for the chance! I'm not much of a baker but I am definitely trying to be :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  6. I follow via gfc as DG

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  7. Love your blog! I don't have any wonderful recipes but I do have a fun Christmas tree craft/recipe for those with kiddos. Take a paper plate and spread white icing on it...turn a sugar cone upside down on the white icing (snow) and then cover the sugar cone in green icing (white icing with green food coloring) then use red string licorice for the tinsel and add gum drops, m&ms and other candies for decorations. Have a Merry Christmas! :) Melissa


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