Hi folks. I am part of a group called Secret Recipe Club. Once a month we are all assigned another blog that we visit and pick a recipe from to cook and blog about. Then on a set date every month we share that recipe with our readers. It’s a great way to inspire community and promote other bloggers. I love participating in this group. It’s a real treat to poke around another person’s recipes and see what kinds of things they make and learn more about them.
This month I was assigned This Chick Cooks and oh my goodness does she ever. She has such a wide array of recipes to choose from. Her blog is healthy which is a far cry from my own most days. I had oodles of fun looking around trying to decide what to make. I wanted to make her cheesecake bites but it was too similar to something else I am posting soon. I then wandered over to these nuts and was mesmerized. But I kept searching. Then I saw healthy brownies which intrigued me. When I tried the link it took me to the nuts. Which I took as a sign I was really suppose to make the nuts. So when faced with destiny or kismet I tend to follow along. So I made nuts and goodness gracious they are yummy. They are also super easy. It took about 5 minutes. Which made me feel a little odd, sort of slacker like. I somehow feel like I am cheating by not making something complex and time consuming. Somehow I’ll get over it while I sit on the couch eating all these delicious nuts. Oh the agony I’m in. Oh the guilt. Oh the *crunching and yummy noises get louder*, who I am kidding, this is awesome. 5 minutes to make a great snack, who knew?! This Chick Cooks I am now a devoted fan. Bring on the healthy, yummy, addictive snacks. They’re still healthy if you eat 10 pounds of them right??
Ya, I don’t even care. *nom, nom, nom*
- 2 cups pecans
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Put your maple syrup, cinnamon and sea salt in a bowl and stir until well combined.
Place your pecans in a frying pan over medium heat and pour in the syrup mixture.
Cook while stirring for about 3 to 5 minutes.
|Er, did I leave the tag plastic on? Why yes, yes I did. I may leave it on all my stuff in the future. Make it “my thing”. Er, kidding.|
A word of caution or Lunatic advice if you will, do not double the coating. I have this idea that when it comes to sweet stuff that I should always double it. Don’t be tempted to. I did and this turned out like candy apple coating. Just a bit too thick. Sometimes less is more, or less is less, or something is more or less. I am so confused now. Okay so just do not double the sugary goodness. It is better with less. Just eat more nuts. Or something like that.
Also, inspect all props before using them. Just sayin’!
Thank you to This Chick Cooks for being such a great inspiration. Your blog rocks. Go visit her folks, you will not be disappointed.
Toodles and smoochies! xx