i am blessed to have so many wonderful people in our day to day life!
i love to give each of them a little gift, so i try to come up with something simple but special!
this is what i came up with this year!
red and white houndstooth cones with a "merry christmas" note filled with the sweetest treats!
brown sugar pecans!
here is the recipe, but dont say i didnt warn you!
16 ounce package pecan halves
1/2 cup of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. while the butter is melting, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spread the pecans in a foil lined 9x13 inch baking pan then set aside. add the brown sugar, vanilla, and salt to the melted butter and stir for 1 minute. remove from heat and keep stirring until the sugar dissolves. pour over the pecans and stir to coat. place in the oven for 25-35 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. cool the pecans on a sheet of wax paper.
heres where it gets tricky!
divide them into pretty bags and give them away!