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Sugar Mama Pecans Recipe

Your best buddies and boodies are all geared up to celebrate the next big event, whether it's Monday Night Football, Saturday Night Hockey or a No-Reason Weekend Bash.  Add Sugar-Mama Pecans as a little teaser to your best brew and pretzels! 


Sugar-Mama Pecans


The Beer Fox says, “This sweet treat is a great go-together with pretzels and beer.


Selected Brew:  Hop Hearty Ale:  New Glarus Brewing Co., New Glarus, Wisconsin   USA    


Type:  India Pale Ale – Amber in color – Aroma is intensely hoppy;  flavors are rich in caramel tones; clean, bitter, and aromatic.


2 lbs. shelled pecans

4 tablespoons butter

1-1/2 C. firmly packed brown sugar

4 oz. Hop Hearty Ale

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

¼ teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


In small saucepan over low/medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly.   Add Hop Hearty Ale, salt, Tabasco sauce, and cinnamon.   Stir in pecans to evenly coat.


Spread sugared pecans in a single layer on greased cookie sheet.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Watch pecans carefully.  Do not allow mixture to smoke or burn.


Cool in single layer on buttered waxed paper.


* Health Benefit:  Rich in 19 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, E, b-complex, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.  Also has antioxidant properties.




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