November 28, 2011

Martha Stewart Living Sweet-and-Salty Pecans

I'm a huge snack person. When I was younger I was always active in swimming, dancing, running; you name the physical activity and I probably had tried it. In the evenings after school I would run in and eat half the fridge before dashing off for hours of swimming lessons or dance classes. I was lucky that I had inherited my dad's very tall and lean bone structure and a very high metabolism. When my parents first got married my dad apparently ate 5 bologna sandwiches for lunch and was still a six foot three inch bean pole. As I've gotten older and had two c-sections I now try to watch the snacks that I put into my body and find a balance between protein and taste. Don't get me wrong, I am still the most likely person in my house to eat cake for breakfast, but I am also the one snacking on almonds and soy nuts. Recently, Martha Stewart Living had a recipe for Sweet and Salty Pecans, which looked simple, delicious and perfect for snacking.

This recipe has 4 ingredients. It takes 30 minutes of prep and cooking time, 5 minutes of which is active, and makes 4 cups of nuts. Since this recipe has so few ingredients, I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store. I chose to use pecans, but cashew or walnuts would work just as well. Make sure to stir your nuts every 5 minutes and keep the nuts flat in order for them to be crisp, not soggy. Salt the nuts while still warm for the best flavor. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

With four ingredients, this is a very easy recipe. These nuts were great to grab as a snack during the rush of Thanksgiving cooking and my two kids thought they tasted like candy. I used these nuts as a snack, but they would make a perfect gift. With a great package and a bow these nuts would make a great homemade Christmas gift. Overall, a very easy and delicious snack or gift idea.

For the recipe go to Sweet and Salty Pecans.

13 comments:

  1. Yum! I am making these pecans for Christmas for the kids to snack. Thanks!

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  2. Following from the tuesday hop i am going to have to try some of these recipies. come over to little bits when you have a chance http://mommaof3-littlebits.blogspot.com/2011/11/halo-cup-httpwww.html

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  3. @momto8 I hope your kids like them, tell me what they think!

    @Little Bits Followed you back :) I hope you find some recipes on my blog that you like!

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  4. Great recipe and Easy! I love EASY!
    Blessings to you Frugal in WV!

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  5. @shari This recipe is very easy, which I love!

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  6. Can you give me your metabolism after I have my first kid? I've got a high one now but not beanpole status!

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  7. Perfect! I'm such a snack person too. OMG it is soo good to find another stay at home mommy! I'm now following this blog!

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  8. Following by from Tuesday Friend Connect to say hello.
    Have a great day!
    POSH
    http://poshonabudget.com/2011/11/tuesday-friend-connect-and-google-follow.html

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  9. @The Blonde Duck :) I used to be more of a bean pole than I am now, still thin, but my dad is the skinny bean pole :)

    @RetroFlirt Glad to know I'm not the only one that loves snacks :) I agree that it's great finding other stay at home moms to stay sane with during the day!

    @Ms. POSH Thanks :) Have a great day also!

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  10. I love this as a snack! How are the pecans? I wonder if this would taste good with almonds. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm from bloggy moms too. I followed you on google, networked blogs, liked facebook and followed twitter. I love the recipes. Makes me want to cook!

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  11. @Jean The pecans are yummy, but it would work well with almonds or walnuts also. I followed you back all ways :) Thanks for the sweet comments!

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  12. Yum. Pecans are one of my favorites! I love them like this too. Great for snacking and reminds me of the holidays!

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  13. @KatieBug I love pecans also, they are yummy! They definitely remind me of the holidays also :)

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