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Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans

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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

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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Mandy on 12.22.2011

Really great recipe! They turned out perfectly on the first try. I used dark chocolate cocoa powder–mmm! :)

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Jess on 11.16.2011

Hi Julie- These would be so lovely as holiday hostess gifts! Do you know how long they stay fresh in a sealed Mason jar?

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konnijo on 12.27.2011

I made these for Christmas and they are soooo good! The perfect snack/gift! I think I’ll add a tad more cayenne pepper next time (i.e. for NYE). Thanks for posting this recipe – it’s a keeper!

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Janet on 12.23.2011

Yummy. Made them using almonds too and they were a hit. Also made a vegan batch using about 1/4 cup simple syrup instead of the egg white. Delish!

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Mandy on 12.22.2011

These are outstanding! I highly recommend you go make them–NOW! :) Enjoy!

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Laurie - Simply Scratch on 12.22.2011

Seriously AWESOME!

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