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Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

 
These Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans may quite possibly be the most addictive food I’ve cooked up in my kitchen in quite a while. It immediately caught my eye when I saw it here by Savvy Julie because I think it would make a great homemade holiday gift. That is, if you can manage not to eat them all yourself first. They are that addictive.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

You’ll need: whole raw pecans, cayenne pepper, unsweetened cocoa powder, ground allspice, sugar, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and egg whites.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

You start by whipping the egg whites in a bowl.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

You’ll keep whisking them until they form soft peaks.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

Then add the pecans and coat them evenly.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

In another bowl, combine the sugar and cocoa powder…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

Along with the cinnamon…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

Ground ginger…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

Cayenne…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

And allspice.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

Give it a stir and add that mixture to the bowl of pecans and toss them until they are well coated.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

Spread the pecans onto a greased baking sheet.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

Spread them as evenly as possible so they don’t stick together and bake them at 250ºF for one hour, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes, until the pecans are dry.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

You’ll notice that there are some missing from this tray—maybe half. They just disappeared somehow between the oven and the table. It’s that spicy sweet savory combination, I tell you! So addictive.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julie of Savvy Eats.

I served what was left at my holiday party and they were gone in a flash. Thanks so much to Savvy Julie for this amazing recipe! Visit her blog Savvy Eats for more of her great recipes.

 
 

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 8

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Description

These pecans make for a stellar appetizer or snack. Pack them into a glass jar and tie up with a ribbon for a beautiful gift for friends and party hosts. If you’d like, you can use a combination of pecans and almonds here, or replace all of the pecans with 4 cups of almonds.

Ingredients

  • 1  Egg White
  • 3-½ cups Unsalted Raw Pecans
  • ⅔ cups Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1-½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pinch Ground Allspice

Preparation Instructions

Preheat the oven to 250F and grease a large rimmed baking sheet.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the egg white until it is white and frothy with soft peaks. Fold in the pecans, stirring until they are all coated with the egg white.

In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder and spices. Add the sugar to the pecans and stir until all of the sugar is sticking to the nuts.

Spread the pecans onto the baking sheet. Bake at 250F for one hour, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes, until the pecans are dry and the sugar doesn’t come off on your fingers when you touch them.

 
 
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There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books Girl Hunter and Food Heroes, and enjoy her latest adventures.

 
 

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Angelica on 12.23.2011

Was having a hard time thinking of what special drinks I should make for my Christmas party. Would definitely make this up while I still have time :D

Anita on 12.22.2011

I’ve got to make these, they sound wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

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missinthekitchen on 12.22.2011

These look perfectly delicious!

Shells on 12.22.2011

I will definitely be making these…yum!

Lois Schultz on 12.21.2011

Oh my ! I’m thinking my husband will LOVE these !! I will not have time to make them before Christmas but they will be great for new years ~nodds~