Add an exotic twist to your usual candied nut dish this year and serve up Vanilla Cardamom Candied Pecans. It’ll have everyone going “what’s that spice?” While reaching for more. . .
I am officially over December.
I know, we are only 4 days in, but I’m done. Can we just fast forward to after Christmas?
Okay fine, that’s still technically December but after December 25th, I can breathe, I can sleep peacefully and my mind won’t be running with the million and one things to do on my to-do list.
I’m grateful, I most certainly am that my first year in this crazy cookie making business has me so busy already for during the holiday season but I also think I’m a little crazy for still doing it while working a full time job.
It’s okay though, because if I can’t sleep throughout this month as my comfort coping method, then I’ll just eat these candied pecans instead.
Everyone needs an easy go-to entertaining recipe between Thanksgiving and Christmas and this year, this one is mine. It’s perfect for last minute guests when all you have at home are bags full of nuts (welcome to my house, we don’t have snacks but we do have nuts!). Perhaps you are running out to a party and don’t want to be the zillionth person bringing a bottle of wine, your host has enough, be a little different, they can keep these for themselves or put them out for everyone to snack on.
Cardamom has been my go-to spice for the last few weeks and there’s something comforting about it, plus I love the option of not instinctively reaching for cinnamon.
It’s that spice that makes you think, “what is this?” “I know I’ve had it before but I can’t put my tongue on it”. Commonly found in Scandinavian and Indian cuisine, it’s also what you taste in Chai. I think it’s perfect with vanilla and the brown sugar coating these pecans.