Every Thanksgiving I make these, and lets just say there are none left over to enjoy the next day. These frosted pecans taste just like a candy- probably because they are made with as much sugar as a lollipop. They have such a soft consistency that they just melt in your mouth- which probably has something to do with the two sticks of butter they are cooked in.
- 2lb pecan halves
- 1 cup of butter
- 4 egg whites
- 2 cups of sugar
- pinch of salt to taste
1) Preheat oven to 275 degreses. Bake pecans for 10 -15 minutes until lightly toasted.
2) In a bowl, stiffly beat egg whites until thick.
3)Fold sugar, pecans, and salt into egg whites.
4)Melt butter and pour over baking pan. Turn up oven to 375 degrees.
5)Place pecans in the buttered baking pan and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.