Practically Illegal Pecan Bites

Maureen Haddock


This recipe was originally from an old Company's Coming cookbook. We have had the recipe in the family for years. I decided to make it again, because my daughter is eating without gluten, and this will be an amazing treat for her. I wish I had videoed my husband's first bite of this treat. He gasped with delight! I can't believe the flavour that comes from such a simple combination! Don't taste them while they are hot because the moist centre can give you a bad burn. Let them dry a bit before storing the bites in a tin.

★★★★★ 3 votes
Makes a pan full
5 Min
20 Min


1 egg white
1 cup of brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 cups of pecan halves, whole


1Beat the egg white until soft peaks form.
2Add brown sugar and beat until the mixture is stiff.
3Mix in the vanilla, and fold in the nuts.
4Drop by teaspoon onto a greased baking pan, or a pan lined with a Silpat.
5Bake at 300 degrees F for 20 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy