This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's An Appetizer Party article.
These wonderful sweet, crunchy snacks are the biggest hit with kids. I once made these for my sister's birthday party, and one little boy ate almost the entire batch!
1 pound pecan halves
2 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Beat egg whites until frothy. Add salt, then sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold nuts into meringue. Melt butter in 15x10 inch jellyroll pan. Spread coated nuts over butter. Bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until nuts are light brown and all butter is absorbed. Cool and store in airtight container.
Linda Larsen is a freelance Home Economist with a degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and a degree from St. Olaf College. She has been on the Pillsbury Bake-Off staff since 1987, and was in charge of Internet Recipe Search in 2000. Linda has developed recipes for Pillsbury and Malt-O-Meal, presented food to taste panels, held cooking seminars, and owned her own catering business "The Perfect Occasion". She loves to cook and entertain, write about food, talk about it, plan parties, read cookbooks and develop recipes. She has a cookbook collection of at least 1000 books and reads them as though they were novels.
Linda's first meal was a Mother's Day dinner from the Betty Crocker Children's cookbook, prepared when she was 11. Since then she has hosted wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, business dinners and cocktail parties, and wonderful simple meals for friends. Join her and learn simple and elegant ways to entertain your family and friends during the week.
Linda is also the Home and Décor host for Bella Online. Make sure to visit her excellent site for design tips, articles, links, and recommendations relating to home décor.
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