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.

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★★★★★ 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.

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3Mix in the vanilla, and fold in the nuts.

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4Drop by teaspoon onto a greased baking pan, or a pan lined with a Silpat.

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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