Pan Roasted Candied Pecans

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Need a sweet snack or topping that’s also heart healthy? Whip up a batch of these candied pecans. Research suggests that pecans, which contain vitamin E along with other antioxidants, boost heart health [1]. We’ve used a touch of natural sweetener to satisfy the sweet tooth without loading the body with refined sugars. Prepare these Pan Roasted Candied Pecans and snack happy!

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Pan Roasted Candied Pecans

Pan Roasted Candied Pecans

Yields: 8 Servings | Serving Size: 1/4 cup | Calories: 211 | Total Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 123 mg | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 11 g | Protein: 2 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle) 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • Pinch of Kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey (optional maple syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, over medium-low heat, add pecan halves and pan roast for about 2 minutes. Turn pecans several times while pan roasting. Drizzle pecans with honey, toss to coat. Stir continuously for approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, add vanilla and toss to combine. Allow to cool to room temperature. Store pecans in an airtight container until ready to use.
  3. TIP: These slightly sweet pecans are delicious in salads, as a snack, and crumbled over yogurt.
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Resource

[1] Science Daily

 

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