Oh. My. God.
These candied pecans are insanely addictive. So maybe make a double batch so you don’t have to share yours. Kidding…okay semi kidding.
But I can’t take credit for this recipe. My mom has been making these for us since we were kids. To this day, when she makes candied pecans, she has to make enough for us all to get a mason jar full to take home. My three brothers and I are all full-grown adults.
And since I have been nursing a stubborn cold for the past week, I made her make some and take a picture for this blog for me. Luckily, she’s a food photographer. Thanks, Mom!
Okay… let’s just be clear on something here.
I eat very healthy — obviously. But in no way shape or form do I give up sweet treats. That’s just ludicrous to expect a person to do that. In my program The Clear Skin Solution I always give my clients alternatives to their favourite sweet treats!
You just have to find healthier alternatives.
So over the holiday season (aka the season of cookies, chocolate, and candied everything), choose recipes that aren’t sweetened with loads of refined sugar.
A few of my favourite alternatives are raw honey, real maple syrup and coconut sugar/syrup.
And for those that are on a low-carb plan or are diabetic, monk fruit extract is my favourite with stevia being a runner-up.
These are a few of my favourite treat recipes I have kicking around on the KSW blog: