If you have a bulk container of honey-roasted pecans, then you're not going to want to use them up a couple at a time. No; you're going to want recipes that call for lots of pecans, enabling you to use them up quickly. Of course, you could make a classic pecan pie, which would get a nice hint of extra sweetness from the honey on your pecans. But there are also a few other recipes to consider.
Honey Pecan Fudge
This fudge doesn't just have a few pieces of pecans floating in it. It is a true pecan lovers' dream, chock-full of the crunchy, sweet nuts. To make one batch of this fudge, you need:
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups honey roasted pecans, roughly chopped
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the sweetened condensed milk, and continue heating over high, stirring constantly, until the mixture just starts to bubble. Then, stir in the chocolate chips, one handful at a time, stirring well after each addition. When all of the chocolate has melted, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the pecans.
Pour the fudge into a wax paper-lined 8 x 8" pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator, and leave it there for about 4 hours. When the fudge is set, cut it into 1-inch squares, and enjoy.
Honey Pecan Sandy Cookies
This recipe is a twist on classic pecan sandies. The honey-roasted pecans give the cookies a unique flavor. The recipe also calls for more pecans than average, so you get even more nuttiness. To make one batch, you'll need:
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups honey roasted pecans, chopped
- 1 cup powdered sugar
Cream the butter and white sugar. Beat in the vanilla. Add the flour, salt, and pecans, and mix well.
Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls, using your hands to roll them so that they appear uniform. Place the balls on baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes at 325 degrees F. Roll in powdered sugar immediately once they come out of the oven. Let cool, and then roll them in powdered sugar again. Enjoy!
These recipes are good ones to turn to if you have lots of honey roasted pecans to use up.
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