2 1/2 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and place near the stovetop.
2. Using a rubber spatula, stir together sugar, oil, and vinegar in a medium-sized saucepan set over medium heat. Continue stirring until sugar melts and mixture begins to bubble.
3. Add pecans and stir to coat. Continue cooking and stirring 5-6 minutes until pecans are toasted and evenly coated with syrup.
4. Turn pecan mixture onto prepared baking sheet and use forks to separate and spread pecans into a single layer. Allow to cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container.
This recipe is from the blog Cook Like a Champion. I always find nuts to be a lovely and relatively light dessert when company is over and I’m always looking for new ways to use my beloved balsamic vinegar. Of course, I had intended to make this with some dark chocolate balsamic vinegar when I read the recipe but I managed to complete forget this while actually cooking. This just means that I’ll be forced to make this recipe again. I have such a hard life.
These were super flavorful and just the right amount of sweet. The only downside is that they’re pretty sticky even when fully cooled and not at all braces friendly! I do believe that this would work equally well with different nuts such as almonds or walnuts.