chipotle chile candied pecans (+ a GIVEAWAY!)

by amy on 19 November 2010

today is part II of my cookbook/recipe review + giveaway! for details, check out yesterday’s post + of course, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a free copy of gifts cooks love: recipes for giving.

lately i have been loving interesting flavor combinations + when i saw this recipe, i had to try it. the heat + smokiness of the chipotle chile plus the sweetness of the brown sugar, along with a bit of salt, seemed like such an intriguing flavor combination that i could not pass it up.

the recipe was surprisingly easy to put together, considering the complex flavors involved + it went off perfectly. one thing to note – if you don’t have a lot of experience with egg whites/making meringue, you might want to do a quick google search to familiarize yourself with the ways to get the best meringue. other than that (which is easy to learn), the rest of the recipe is simple to follow.

once the pecans were done + cooled, i finally sampled them. the flavors were everything i hoped – a bit of heat, smoky, sweet, + salty all at once. the texture was perfect – light, melt-in-your-mouth with a bit of crunch + the color is a lovely golden brown.

i have already made a second batch – that’s how good they are. i will combining these pecans with the rosemary + parmesan crackers + some local cheeses to give as a hostess gift this holiday season.

chipotle chile candied pecans

for this fabulous recipe, head over to cooks+books+recipes. + while you’re there, make sure you enter the giveaway!

disclosure: i received a copy of gifts cooks love:recipes for giving to facilitate my review. my review + opinions are solely my own, because that’s how the fearless homemaker rolls.

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1 Heidi Alberti and Atticus Uncensored November 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

I love candied nuts & love chipotle! These sound great! But where’s the recipe?? Am I missing something? Would love to serve these for the holidays.

Thanks Amy!

2 amy November 19, 2010 at 10:38 am

hi heidi! it’s a sponsored giveaway (for the cookbook that this recipe is in), so the recipe is over where the giveaway is — at the cooks+books+recipes website. click this link to go there for the recipe + to enter the giveaway. definitely make these – they are *fabulous*!!!

3 Heidi Alberti and Atticus Uncensored November 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Thanks Amy!!

4 Tiffany November 30, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Hey Ames!
Made these to take to my parents and share with the in-laws for the holidays! They were a huge hit!! I think the hubby’s exact words were “it’s the most bizarre flavor combination but delicious.”
Thanks for the idea!!

5 amy December 1, 2010 at 8:23 am

yes! the flavor combination is so unexpected, but *so* delicious. we brought them with us to thanksgiving too, + gobbled ‘em up down on the beach. =) hope you had a great holiday!

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