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Praline Pecan Crunch Snack Mix Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups of oatmeal squares cereal (I used the entire 14.5 ounce box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal.)
  • 2 cups pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set it aside.
  3. Add the oatmeal squares and chopped pecans into the prepared baking pan and mix well.
  4. In a large microwaveable bowl, combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter.
  5. Microwave the sugar mixture for 1 minute 30 seconds and then stir.
  6. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds or until boiling.
  7. Stir the vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt into sugar mixture.
  8. Pour the sugar mixture over cereal mixture and stir to coat everything evenly.  (Carefully, and while everything is still very hot.)
  9. Bake it in the preheated oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  10. Transfer mixture to a baking sheet, spreading the mixture in an even layer.
  11. Let it cool completely and then break it into pieces.
  12. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger Spiced Pecans

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Cups Pecan Halves
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • Pinch Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In A Large Nonstick Frying Pan, Melt The Butter Over Moderate Heat.
  2. Add The Pecans & Cook, Stirring, Until Beginning To Brown, About 4 Minutes.
  3. In A Small Bowl, Combine The Sugar, Ginger & Salt. Sprinkle The Mixture Evenly
    Over The Pecans In The Pan & Cook, Stirring, Until The Pecans Are Coated With
    The Sugar Mixture, Are Browned & Crisp, 1 To 2 Minutes. Don’t Cook Them Too
    Long Or The Sugar Will Begin To Melt!
  4. Put The Pecans On A Baking Sheet &Spread Them Out To Cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PECAN HEALTHY GRANOLA

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 
  • 1 ½ cup Sorrells Farms Pecan Pieces and ½ cup of pepitas
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil 
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup dried cranberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, pecan, pepitas, salt and cinnamon. Stir to blend.
  3. Pour in the oil, honey and vanilla. Mix well, until every oat and nut is lightly coated. Pour the granola onto your prepared pan and use a large spoon to spread it in an even layer.
  4. Bake until lightly golden, about 18 to 25 minutes, stirring halfway 
  5. Let the granola cool completely, undisturbed (at least 45 minutes). Top with the dried cranberries.
  6. Break into large pieces or stir with spoon to make smaller pieces.
  7. Store at room temperature for 7 to 14 days or in freezer for up to 3 months.  Storage in airtight containers. If frozen bring to room temperature before serving. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOASTED ROSEMARY PECANS

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups of Sorrells Farms Pecan Halves
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp of Dried Rosemary

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread pecan halves on the sheet and bake for 15 minutes (rotating ½ way through)
  3. Remove pecans and drizzle with butter and then sprinkle sugar, salt, and rosemary and bake 15 minutes longer (rotating ½ way through)
  4. Remove from oven and let cool on fresh parchment paper or cool baking sheet.  (approximately 45 minutes or longer)
  5. Store in airtight container for 7 to 10 days at room temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PINEAPPLE AND PECAN MINI CHEESEBALL BITES

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 1/2 ounces crushed pineapple, canned
  • 1/4 cup Sorrells Farms pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • Pretzel sticks

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cream the cream cheese.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, reserving 1/4 cup of the chopped pecans. Chill.
  3. Form into approximately 24 tablespoon sized balls and roll in the reserved pecans.  Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Just before serving, skewer each cheese ball with a pretzel stick.

Buttermilk Pecan Chicken

  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 18 pecan halves
  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the pecans, sesame seeds if desired, paprika, salt and pepper. Place flour and buttermilk in separate bowls. Coat chicken with flour, dip in buttermilk, then coat with pecan mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Top each with three pecan halves. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until juices run clear.

Pecan Praline Cookie

  • 35 graham crackers
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. Place crackers on ungreased 10 x 15 sheet cake pan, covering bottom.
  2. Bring sugar, margarine and cream of tartar to a boil. Add nuts. Pour mixture oven the top of the crackers.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees)
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool for a few minutes, and remove from pan while still warm.

Pineapple and Pecan Cheeseball

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 1/2 ounces crushed pineapple, canned
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt

Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 50 mins

  1. Cream the cream cheese.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, reserving 1/4 cup of the chopped pecans. Chill.
  3. Form into a ball and roll in the reserved pecans.

Pecan Stuff Jalapeno’s

  • 8 fresh Jalapenos
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ¾ finely chopped pecans ( or pecan meal)
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • 4 bacon slicesPre heat oven 450 degreesConsider wearing gloves while doing this recipe!
  1. Slice jalapenos lengthwise and remove seeds.
  2. Combine your cream cheese and pecans. Set aside
  3. Place pepper halves on a cookie sheet and fill them with cream cheese mixture.
  4. Place the brown sugar on a plate and cut the bacon into fourths.
  5. Dip the bacon into the brown sugar, coating each piece.
  6. Wrap each pepper with a bacon slice and secure with a toothpick.
  7. Bake at 450 till bacon is done. This is a delicious recipe!! (You may sprinkle more pecan pieces on top of the Jalapenos before baking)

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Pecans

A little goat cheese or blue cheese is also delicious crumbled over this wonderful salad.

  • 8 ounces fresh torn spinach or baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups cleaned and sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves or pieces, lightly toasted
  • 2 to 3 ounces goat cheese or blue cheese, crumbled, optional

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Canola oil or other salad oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon each onion and garlic powder dash dry mustard
  1. Toss spinach with sliced strawberries, pecans, and cheese, if using.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in a jar; shake until well blended. When ready to serve, drizzle dressing over the salad and toss lightly.

Serves 4 to 6.

Nutty Chicken Salad

  • 1/2 cup light or regular mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup light or regular sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 3 cups red and white seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Lettuce leaves (optional)
  1. Stir together 1/2 cup mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add chopped chicken and grapes, tossing gently to coat.
  3. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  4. Stir in pecans just before serving.
  5. Serve in stemware lined with lettuce leaves, if desired.
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