As summer is coming to a close, holiday baking is approaching. Today I was making salted caramel pecan bars when I realized I wanted to toast my pecans first. What I like about toasting nuts is how aromatic they are as well as the added crunchiness when they are baked. Although you could easily toast pecans/nuts by themselves, when coated with a little bit of salted butter then baked, the pecans go from ordinary to extraordinary. In fact my kids kept on gobbling them up. So the next time you have a recipe which calls for pecans, consider toasting them first. Enjoy!
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl toss the raw pecans with butter until evenly coated. Spread the pecans in a single layer on a non-stick cookie sheet or a lined baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 5-7 minutes until aromatic. Allow to completely cool before eating. Enjoy!