When you are surrounded by pecan tress you have to get creative, can’t let them go to waste…. That hubbyman of mine loves them so much, and this is too easy not to share with you! It’s perfect for gift giving, lunch boxes and especially for game day!
Give it a try …. let me know whatcha think….
2 cups pecan halves or pieces
1 cup white sugar
3.4 cup light corn syrup
1 pinch salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
Sea Salt for sprinkling
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper …In a glass bowl, combine the pecans, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Mix together then add cinnamon and mix once more.
microwave for 4 minutes until bubbly
( remember to cover with a paper towel in case it pops, you don’t wanna get sugar all over your microwave)
After the 4 minutes, use pot holders to remove the bowl from the microwave and add the butter and vanilla…. it’s gonna sizzle ..Microwave again for 2 minutes.
With pot holders …remove the bowl, and quickly stir in the baking soda. It should start to foam and turn white.
pour the mixture on your lined or greased baking sheet. Spread out the pecans in a single layer and sprinkle with sea salt.
Let the brittle cool for 30 minutes. Once it’s cool, break it into pieces, store in an airtight container.
You can sub other nuts in place of the pecans, or you can mix them up… have fun with it and make it your own.