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Re: Hi Lisa. Welcome to the group.. :-)
Posted By: Lisa In Response To: Hi Lisa. Welcome to the group.. :-) (Joe Ames)
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 3:14 p.m.
In Response To: Hi Lisa. Welcome to the group.. :-) (Joe Ames)
Didn't look like this one was in your list. And this one is my favorite of the 2 or 3 that I've tried. Am planning on trying the recipe with meringue this year.
1/2 cup butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
4 c. pecans
Microwave butter for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Cook 2
minutes, until bubbly. Add pecans and stir to coat. Cook on high 4 minutes
until bubbly. Spread on wax paper and cool.
I make it stovetop, and end up having to add a bit of water because the sugar mixture lumps up when you add the pecans. I just keep it on the burner and stir and stir til the sugar mixture coats the nuts and isn't runny from the water. All in all it takes about 15 minutes, if I remember correctly. Sometimes there's even nuts leftover for gifts after we're done nibbling! :)
My other favorite recipe for gift giving is English Toffee. This stuff is awesome and everyone loves it. I've experimented with it, added peanut butter and evaporated milk, didn't cook it to the hard crack stage, and omitted the chocolate coating. Turned out delicious but I don't have exact instructions or measurements because I was just adding stuff and seeing what happened. haha. Now, to try to make it again that way!
Here's the original recipe:
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 Tb. water
1 cup chopped nuts (I like pecans)
Combine the sugar, butter, water and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Cook
over low to medium heat, stirring constantly, to hard crack stage (300-310
degrees). Remove from heat and pour onto a greased cookie sheet. While hot,
cover with chocolate chips. Spread when melting. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
Break into pieces when cooled.
Takes 15 minutes to reach hard crack stage on (ahem) high heat (my stove doesn't like medium and I'm too impatient for low). After spreading the chocolate and sprinkling with nuts, I set this in the freezer to cool it faster. This is sooo delicious! Can't wait to make some more! :)
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