Honey roasted pecans—like those found from wholesale suppliers like Selman Nut Co.—are often very cheap to buy in bulk. But if you only need a few cups for your main purpose, you might still be left with cups and cups of honey roasted pecans to use after you've prepared your core objective. What should you do with them? Well, they are delicious when eaten plain as a snack, but if you're tired of just munching on honey-roasted pecans all day, here are a couple of recipes that call for a lot of them.
Brown Sugar Cookie Bars
These cookie bars are great for parties. They taste a lot like sugar cookies, but they're packed with honey-roasted pecans, which add texture and flavor. To make one batch of 20 bars, you need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 cups honest roasted pecans, chopped roughly
Start by combining the brown sugar and the butter. Beat until creamy. Then, add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until combined. Add the baking soda, salt, and 1 cup flour. Stir until combined. Then, add the other cup of flour, and mix well. Stir in the pecans.
Spread the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased, 9 x 13" baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 - 35 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.
Oaty Pecan Bars
These bars are loaded with tasty oats and crunchy pecans. The caramel adds just enough sweetness. These are great not only as a dessert but as an indulgent breakfast. You'll need:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 soft caramel candies
- 1 1/2 cups honey roasted pecans, chopped roughly
Combine the butter and sugar, and beat until creamy. Add the egg, beating until smooth. Then, stir in the oats, flour, baking soda, and salt, followed by the pecan halves. Cut the caramel candies into small pieces, and fold them into the dough.
Spread the mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, and bake at 375 degrees F until golden brown—about 35 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool completely, slice, and enjoy.
With these two recipes in your arsenal, you will never again wonder what to do with extra honey-roasted pecans again.