Culinary Delight: “That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of” Pecans

Do you know the saying, “Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of”?? If not, then I bet the name of this is pretty curious. I came up with this recipe for sweet and spicy roasted pecans because all I could find was either a recipe for sweet OR spicy and I wanted AND. I immediately thought of the schoolyard saying and thought it would be the perfect name for these tasty pecans. They start off sweet but then the spice kicks in and you are left with an “everything nice” flavor dancing on your taste buds. Little girls may look sweet on the outside but remember that the spice can jump in at any time!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 pound of halved pecans
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup of sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Whisk egg white in a medium bowl until foamy.

2. Add pecans to egg white and mix together. Take care to cover each pecan. This is how the flavors will stick to the nut.

3. Mix together all the spices in a small bowl. Add vanilla, stir. Add sugar, stir.

4. Add sugar and spice mixture into pecan mixture. Stir and make sure that each pecan is coated.

5. Place a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Then, turn oven down to 250°F and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

6. Transfer to wax paper to let cool completely. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Remember to warn your guests that the spice will kick in so beware!

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