Thursday, January 6, 2011

Candied Pecans with Cheese & Honey





Some things are not worth doing twice.

And here comes my list.

1. Whatever you do, please do not say “What the &%$#” to the driver who just cut you off. The only logical thing that happens - your two year old shouting the same thing back at you....for weeks. Note to self, do not repeat…or your kid surely will.


2. Do not I repeat do not confuse your cupboard for the freezer, your ice cream will not approve. Note to self, actually note to anyone….please do not laugh at my ability to put away groceries…sometimes my brain is running on graham crackers and coffee.


3. Going to Target on Christmas Eve, going anywhere on Christmas Eve. Note to self, if you realllllllly need to get something…stop at the pharmacy for anxiety meds first and then enjoy some ice cream from the cupboard because after the trip that’s where it will end up.


Now, enough of that and more of this please.

Delightfully borrowed…twice…from The Cutting Edge Of Ordinary.







Ingredients


3 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1 lb. pecans
1 stick of butter
Powdered sugar
Ritz crackers
Cream cheese or Brie
Honey







DIRECTIONS



Melt butter and pour on baking sheet. Beat egg whites until stiff, add vanilla and gradually add sugar. Coat pecans with egg white mixture. Bake 325 for 40 minutes. Turn them every 10 minutes with a spatula.


Cool slightly and shake in powdered sugar until coated using a large zip lock bag.


Once you are ready, top each Ritz cracker with cream cheese or brie, honey, and then the candied pecan - Such a nice appetizer.



48 comments:

chrischaos said...

that looks amazing. mmmm

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So true! LOL

What a droolworthy combination! I love the presentation.

Cheers,

Rosa

NEL, the batter baker said...

As usual, your photos are gorgeous! And your posts a delight to read.
Happy New Year!

Ali said...

That is the best looking Ritz cracker I've ever seen in my life.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I could snack on this all day!

Kaydee said...

Those look beyond delicious!

Good advice on the repeating, too! My son can still recount EVERYTHING my husband said after they were in a minor accident. He also does a great impression of his grandparents bickering in the car.

-Kellie

Design Wine and Dine said...

Not sure what I love more - your advice or this delicious treat!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

this will be FAB for my dinner party next week with all my girls!!!! - half are vegitaerians - so this will be aweomse lil snack!



*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Megan said...

Your list is so true. I haven't put ice cream in the cabinet, but I have dropped the groceries on the counter and completely forgotten about them for an hour or two before.

HollyL said...

Haha I have done all three!! lol This looks yummo : )

Roxan said...

Whoa... this seriously looks amazing. I love EVERYTHING about it! Next gathering I go to. I am for sure making these. Thank you so so so much for sharing this with us.

Holly said...

HaHaHa!! LOL I'm laughing with you;)
These look like some delicious little bites!!!

PALATABLE said...

These are amazing, looks so tempting!


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Brenda said...

I like how the ingredients are simple and something I'd easily find in my pantry. Your posts are honestly making me want to try cooking! I'm terrible at it..

Siggy Spice said...

LMAO! Fabulous reminders my friend :)
And, can I just say....YUM! I seriously would like for you to send me about 10...immediately.

Daisy said...

that list is too funny. I have put ice cream in the fridge - almost as bad, i meann it still melts.

what a great appetizer! I could go for 1 or 5 right now as a mid afternoon snack!

egbkid said...

That looks delicious!!! I have never put things away where they ought not to be, but i agree on the Christmas Eve thing. Two years ago i went out to the grocery store on that dreaded shopping day and declared never again!! Now i stock up heavily on groceries the week before Christmas and don't go back to the store until the week after (in this case, tomorrow).

Kay Heritage said...

Beautiful! Did you get a new lens or is your photography just got even better, if that was possible!?

Kitten with a Whisk said...

I once put the ice cream in the fridge by mistake. When I finally noticed it was all melted, but I just threw it back into the freezer and all was well.

Beautiful photo btw! Love it.

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I'm so glad you made these! I love the addition of the cracker and honey! I will have to give it a try. BTW my mother in law is sending me another batch!!! Thanks for the link love!

teresa said...

i always end up giggling when i come to your blog. i love the ice cream in the pantry, i have done that kind of thing more then i want to admit.

this looks incredible, such a fun and unique treat!

Kristin said...

This looks so good! I love your photos! But more than that, I love your wit and sense of humor! Something has changed in commenting settings for one of us because I can FINALLY leave a comment on your blog!!! Love the pictures of Indigo and her curls! She looks just like your husband.
Happy Thursday!

Carrian said...

I love that quote. Oh I must keep it forever

Michael Toa said...

yeah, keeping ice cream in the cupboard is not ideal :) and going anywhere on Christmas eve is not suggested to anyone as well. It's scary.
What's ideal and not scary is that delicious candied pecans. It looks so elegant on top of the cracker and cheese... yum.

Brownieville Girl said...

Excellent post (as always)

Love those nuts!

shaz said...

Oh dear, I don't think I've ever put ice-cream in the cupboard but I have put car keys in the freezer! Imagine how hard they were to find. I love pecans so much, and I'm definitely making them this way, sounds fantastic.

Mary said...

This would be way too dangerous to have around! Actually, the pecans would probably just get eaten off the baking sheet. Oh, and I'm not bad with groceries, but I did find some very nice pate in my knapsack this morning. I ate it anyway, cause these things happen.
:)

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

You always come up with the most creative snacks and appetizers - I love this flavor combination! Keep up the great work, Jen!

Globetrotting in Tokyo said...

haha that is hilarious... and I've done two of them myself...

Angie's Recipes said...

Those candied pecans look incredible!

Jenn said...

Fantastic recipe...but even better advice :) I used to date a guy that would always put the ice cream in the fridge....ok, so it's a bit better than the cupboard, but not much, it still melts!! lol

Ellen (La Pure Mama) said...

Yum! And I love the list, love it! Great advice that I surely need to take because I have done all three... some more than others (#1)! :)

Susi said...

Happy New Year! Love the advice (been there and done that on a couple of those as well) ;o) The recipe looks wonderful! You can't go wrong with anything that contains cheese and nuts in my opinion. :o)

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

Ok, that is just funny! I remember a similar thing happening to me with my kiddos when they were little.... it went on for weeks trying to get them to stop saying my naughty word! :-) Love this recipe & the photo is stunning! Great job. I hope you'll link up to Saturday Swap! Have a rockin' weekend...

Val said...

You crack me up and I'm drooling over those pics.

Pam said...

I went to Target on Christmas Eve - what a nightmare.

This cracker is pure heaven! I love the textures and flavors.

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Heh, I like this list. It makes me feel better about the fact that I left the house wearing two different gloves this morning. And I agree, I could eat an entire plate of these!

Monet said...

Smile. You made me laugh out loud. Very wise advice, my friend! I love candied pecans, and your idea to pair them with cheese and honey is inspired. Thank you for sharing this with me. I hope your weekend bursts forth in hope and joy!

Peggy said...

What a tasty little treat! And trust me, you're not the only one who has ever put ice cream in the pantry!

Mary said...

This is such a lovely and sophisticated recipe. It looks beautiful and I'm sure it has a unique and delicious flavor. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Velva said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

btw, I have been known to put my keys in the refrigerator. :-)

Velva

Martha (MM) said...

Yummy recipe and love your list of things not to do twice, sounds a lot like me - I blame my insanity on my kids ;-)

Raina said...

Wow! Yum! Awesome easy and delicious appetizer.

Kids really do mirror everything we do. Been there..lol

Alessandra said...

The last pic is so good that I want to lick the screen!!!

~Lisa~ said...

Loving this! And I agree, the lil ones definitely repeat everything. I think its funny but when I do drop a not so kid friendly word, its um...not so funny. Just don't react to it, they'll forget it so long as they don't hear it. Being a mama is the hardest job in the world.

Allison said...

These look wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

How To Be Perfect said...

Your blog is gorgeous! Thanks so much for your visit and follow, I will be following you for sure. x

Hazel said...

Mind-blowing! Get these in my face now please!!