Friday, December 18, 2009

Pecan Crunch


This recipe is from my friend, Sandy Black. Make it and give it away quickly or else you will eat it all. It's that good.
1 1/4 c. real butter
2 1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/2 t. salt
2 t. white vinegar
1 t. soda
3 1/2 c. pecan halves
In a heavy saucepan, combine all ingredients, except soda and pecans. Cook on medium to medium low heat, stirring frequently, to hard crack or 300° on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat; quickly stir in soda until light and foamy. Add pecans. Stir well and pour onto buttered cookie sheet, quickly spreading with spatula. Cool and break into pieces.
You can double this recipe and use the 2# bag of pecans from Costco. If you double it, pour it onto two cookie sheets.

5 comments:

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Peggy,

I just started making my own candy, so I've got this saved to try. It looks so good!

Laura

Coleen's Recipes said...

I have a nice bag of pecans in the freezer, I think this will be a great stocking stuffer!!

Katy ~ said...

I was just thinking about a similar recipe. I have a huge bag of pecans. I think I like YOUR recipe better!

Karine said...

That is a great way to use pecans :)

Ingrid said...

Can you say YUM! Love all your "candied" nuts recipes. I have a question, when you say soda you're talking about baking soda, right?! Thanks!
~ingrid