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Vegan Recipes with Pecans

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Vegan Recipes with Stahmanns Pecans

Vegan friends, we’ve got just the thing to appease your sweet tooth! Check out these decadent pecan recipes from Ambitious Kitchen, Real Food with Jessica, and Rabbit and Wolves to get started.

1. vegan pecan pie poptarts


3. Vegan and Paleo Pecan pie bars

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Valentines day cookies

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Surprise your sweetheart with a sweet treat made with love! Try one of these cookie recipes from the experts and let us know how they like them!

1. Chocolate + pecan-dipped cranberry cookies

2.White chocolate dipped cherry pecan cookies

4. Cranberry pecan oatmeal cookies

How Bulk Pecans Are Produced At Stahmanns In 13 Steps

Stahmanns Pecans

How Bulk Pecans Are Produced At Stahmanns in 13 Steps

Within the past 100 years, pecan production has nearly doubled in the U.S.—and for the past 89 years, Stahmanns has helped America get there. But what exactly does it take to produce bulk pecans at the rapid rate needed to fulfill and satisfy our customers? Keep reading to find out how the magichappens in 13 steps.

1. This fickle fruit needs the most expert care to yield a productive harvest.

At our 3,200-acre oasis in the desert, every day leading up to harvest is spent tending to our crop. That involves routine watering, clearing debris, loosening up the soil to provide aeration and moisture, and spraying organic fertilizer onto our trees to give them every opportunity to sprout and grow.

2. Starting in October, our large hydraulic arms shake the pecans free from their trees.

With a little shake of our hydraulic arms, the bulk pecans are freed from their first homes, making their trip to the ground and soon, to customers all over the world. Fun fact: Back in the day, this process was done by hand by original harvesters and native tribes!

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3. The newly-released pecans are swept up into even rows between the trees.

Our tireless sweepers organize the fallen pecans and debris into ordered rows for gathering, preparing them for the next step in their journey. 


4. Pecan piles are gathered into our tractor receptacle and transported via conveyor belt to small dump trucks. 

Once the pecans and debris is ready to go in their rows, our tractors come by to load the piles onto their receptacles, which are then transported to small dump trucks on standby. This process allows the tractors to continue gathering the piles without a delay in the process, all part of our continuous harvesting system.


5. The piles are transferred into our massive red trailers, holding 11,000 lbs of pecans at a time.

From there, the small trucks offload their bulk pecan piles into massive red trailers waiting to be filled, holding 11,000 lbs of pecans at a time. These massive red trailers are ready to make the drive to our processing and shelling plant on the grounds. 


6. Trailers are whisked off past the pecan grove for processing at our onsite plant down the road.

The trailers make a short drive down the street to our onsite bulk pecan processing plant for rapid sorting, testing, and shelling. 


7. We sort the valuable crop from the dirt and debris onsite.

Our labyrinth of conveyor belts and machines effectively sorts our bulk pecans from the dirt and debris. 


8. Once sorted, the nuts are placed in soaking tanks of water and conditioner. 

The goal of this soak isn’t just to rinse off the dirt from the surrounding debris, but to fulfill our more critical task of reaching peak moisture levels. Reaching these optimal levels ensures a healthy cracking of the pecans, preserving the delicate nut and its rich flavors.

9. It’s time to get cracking — at 600 pecans per minute, that is.

Once fully hydrated, the bulk pecans are poured onto our mechanized cracker, where a  pneumatic piston shatters the shell, cracking about 600 pecans per minute. Hey, it’s better than cracking by hand, like people did when pecans used to be sold in shells!


10. Our pickers eye the bulk pecans, picking out broken shells and pieces by hand.

The machines did the heavy lifting, but nothing beats an expert eye. At this stage, our pickers attentively eye the piles, picking out any broken shells or pieces that are remaining as they move past on the conveyor belts. 

11. Once processed, pecans are hydration tested to assure optimal moisture levels.

Our team takes samples of the final product, testing their hydration levels. If the pecans are too dry, they are removed from the final shipment. If they’re too wet, they’re sent to the dryer.


12. The boxes are filled with only complete halves, each meeting weight requirements. 

Once sorted, shelled, processed, and tested, the bulk pecans are loaded into boxes, with each box containing only intact pecan halves. Any pecan fragments and chunks are saved for assorted uses in candies and other specialties. 


13. Boxes pass through metal detectors before shipping to a business near you.

Now fully boxed up and ready for shipment, our precious pecans pass through a metal detector, ensuring no metal contaminants snuck their way through.

And that’s it!

Once we’ve completed stage 13, our prized bulk pecans are on their way to top grocers, specialty snack food brands, and restaurants all over the world. While this process is complex and detailed, it’s all worth it in the end to keep our customers happy, our reputation protected, and our bulk pecans as tasty as ever.

Pecan-Packed Appetizers That’ll Leave You Hungry For More


Pecan-Packed Appetizers That’ll Leave You Hungry For More

Check out these tasty appetizers to appease your taste buds (say that five times fast)!

1. Cranberry Brie Bites by Delish

2.Pecan Stuffed Dates by American Pecan:

3. Southern Pecan Cheese Wafers by The Food Charlatan

4. Pecan Pie Puffs by Carrie Elle

5. Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Balls by My Gourmet Connection

5. Cream Bacon and Pecan Appetizer by Baked In AZ

Healthy Recipes For a Healthier You In 2021

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Healthy Recipes For a Healthier You In 2021

Stick to your health goals without sacrificing flavor with these tasty, diet-friendly recipes from the web.

1. Pecan & Veggie Mini Frittatas from A Couple Cooks

Vegetarian and mighty tasty, these mini frittatas will have you coming back for more.

2. No-Bake Vegan & Gluten-Free Turtle Brownies from Purely Kaylie

This vegan, gluten-free recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. 

3. Strawberry Spinach Salad from Homemade Interest

Dress up that classic salad with this fruity, nutty salad for lunch.

4. Stuffed Acorn Squash & Quinoa from Simple Veganista

Vegan eaters will love this savory stuffed squash and quinoa for dinner.

5. Gluten-Free Pecan Parmesan Crusted Dijon Tilapia From Healthy Helper Kaila

Craving seafood? This pecan-crusted tilapia will hit the spot and then some.

A Pecan-Packed 3-Course Christmas Dinner, Yes, Please!

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A Pecan-Packed 3-Course Christmas Dinner, Yes, Please!

Somehow before our very eyes, 2020 has passed us by. What a grueling, challenging, and testing year. After a year like this, it can be hard to get excited about planning a Christmas dinner, especially if Christmas day might look a little different this year. Let the Stahmanns family guide the way to a perfect Christmas dinner with a little help from our favorite foodie blogs. Keeping things small and simple this year? No worries, choose just 1 option from each course instead!

Course 1: Appetizing Appetizers

Christmas Cheese Ball 

Kick off the day with a great palate cleanser that’ll fend off the hangry energy from your waiting family with this Cranberry Cheese Ball from Bake Me Some Sugar.

recipe here

Pecan Brie With Pecans And Cranberry Orange Chutney 

If your family is anything like ours, a Christmas dinner doesn’t start without some bubbly, creamy brie to start things off. This Brie isn’t any tired recipe, though, packing in pecans and a special chutney of cranberries and oranges, a la The Daily Meal. 

recipe here

Course 2: The Main Dish

Southern Pecan Glazed Ham 

Ham it up with this southern style ham featuring a pecan glaze for just the right amount of sweetness. Our mouths are watering already, thanks Noshing With The Nolands!

click here for the recipe

Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin 

Passing on the ham this year? This pecan-crusted pork tenderloin from American Pecan is the perfect understudy, offering up a rich, elegant flavor the whole family will be talking about. 

Click here for the recipe

Something on the Side

Winter Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Balance out the heavier meat entrees with this fresh winter salad from Life Love and Good Food, drizzled with a handmade maple cider vinaigrette that’ll make you actually enjoy salad. 

recipe here

Avocado Pasta with Smoky Pecans 

Vegans in the family? Have no fear, Vegan Richa is here. This 30 minute avocado pasta presents a new-age spin on a classic, tossing in some smoky pecans for a nice crunch.

recipe here

Course 3: Just Desserts

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Pecan Cookies With Maple Buttercream Frosting

Looking for a dessert that’s not only shareable, but low-maintenance? Cookies are your baking buddy. These Two Sisters Crafting pecan cookies with maple buttercream frosting upgrade the classic cookie with modern flavor combos that’ll even impress mom.

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Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie 

Every Christmas dinner should end with a piece of pie. This Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie from Maria’s Kitchen brings the best of both worlds, fusing sweet chocolate with pecans, plus an extra kick of bourbon for some holiday spirit. 

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3 Pecan-infused Holiday drinks to Try this Winter

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Pecan-infused Holiday Drinks

Cozy up at home with one of these tasty pecan-infused holiday drinks that taste even better when made yourself.

1. Maple Pecan Latte

2. Spiced Pecan Hot Chocolate

3. Pecan Pie Latte

7 Reasons Snack Makers + Ice Cream Confectioneries Should Buy Pecans In Bulk

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7 Reasons Snack Makers + Ice Cream Confectioneries Should Buy Pecans In Bulk.

When it comes to creating your own tasty snacks and desserts to be indulged by customers far and wide, determining the best mix to your secret recipe can be tricky. What’s worthwhile to splurge on, and what’s not? What flavors complement your snack of choice, and which fall short?

If you’re lost in a labyrinth of ingredient options but can’t find your way, let Stahmanns be your guide. Keep reading for 7 reasons why buying bulk pecans may be just the thing your snack food brand or ice cream confectionary is missing.


1. Pecans are both a tasty and nutritious addition to any snack.

If you have yet to experience the transformational power of Stahmanns homegrown pecans, let us formally invite you to this unrivaled tasting experience. With a sweet, yet salty flavor all its own, and a rich, golden hue that begs for a crunch, any snack can be upgraded with the addition of Stahmanns Pecans. Balanced by both texture and flavor, snackmakers nationwide choose Stahmanns Pecans to enhance their signature recipes. 


2. Buying in bulk saves you money in the long run.

In the same way that buying bulk food from Costco can save you on groceries per serving, buying bulk pecans can save your growing business valued expenses. Stahmanns offers competitive pricing on bulk pecan orders without sacrificing quality or attention-to-detail. And to maximize your savings, shipping is much more cost-effective when the trip is made just a few times a year instead of nearly every month. 

To learn more about your potential cost savings, contact our dedicated Sales team at: 575.644.8427 or toll-free 844.739.6887. Not ready for a call just yet? Get the conversation started online by filling out our contact form here. 


3. Bulk pecans can last up to 6 months to make your investment last. 

We get it. Buying several pounds of pecans at a time can feel intimidating—what if you can’t use that many pecans in a short period? Or, what if they go stale before you make your way through the bundle? Take a deep breath and rest easy—one of the beauties of buying bulk pecans is in their extended crunch and freshness. When stored properly, pecans can stay fresh for up to 6 months. That way, you can take the time you need to create new snacks and sell your inventory while it’s fresh. Your precious Stahmanns pecans will stay safe and ready for you whenever you are. 

Follow our storage tips here to make your investment last to the very last nut. 


4. Bulk pecans help you maintain healthy stock levels to meet customer demand.

Picture this: Your dream has happened. You’ve just placed a whopping order to stock your snacks at a local grocery store. Or, your local snack or ice cream shop has finally garnered buzz, and now it’s routine to walk into the shop with lines out of the door. But how do you meet demand when your signature snack is dependent on the availability of your prized ingredients? It’s simple: you buy in bulk. As mentioned above, buying bulk pecans is cost-effective, and your supply will maintain freshness for longer than you think. Don’t let the growth of your business be hindered by a delay or shortage in ingredients. With Stahmanns bulk pecans in your special mix, you’ll always have enough raw ingredients on standby to meet customer demand and keep your business booming. 



5. Endless uses for pecans mean you can always find a way to spend your supply. 

We’ve explored the possibility of exceeding your business’s expectations and hitting a boom in demand. But what happens if the worst happens, and you experience the opposite? What does one do with a supply of bulk pecans when your product isn’t taking off in the way you’d hoped?

You just keep on creating, of course. Another value of stocking up on bulk pecans is discovering the versatility that pecans hold. A key ingredient in chicken breadings, pie crusts, cookies, salads, breakfast cereals, and beyond, the value of pecans can evolve with you. Having such a supply will give you the freedom to reinvent your product assortment without boundaries or limits.


6. Buying in bulk reduces time between ordering, shipping, and delivery. 

As mentioned before, buying bulk pecans allows you to meet potential customer demand without delays or shortages. But in addition to matching customer demand, buying in bulk allows you to continue creating and conceiving your products without a lag in delivery. Stahmanns is your one-stop-shop for bulk pecans—you can order, ship, and store your pecans all at the same time, allowing you stockpile your supply for future use without waiting weeks for a follow-up delivery. 

7. Stahmanns Pecans uphold peak quality standards to enhance any snack. 

Now that we’ve broken down the cost-saving and time-saving benefits of buying bulk pecans, let’s answer the golden question: Do bulk pecans maintain the same quality standards as small-order pecans? Our answer is: our quality is actually even better than many small-size pecan suppliers. As a specialty bulk pecan supplier, we are able to produce our pecans with unrivaled consistency and accuracy. All year round, we tend to our historic pecan trees with true dedication and passion, and when it’s time to harvest, we expertly pick only the most perfect pecans to continue on to shelling. After passing through our modern shelling plant with hand-picked support, our pecans are rapidly packaged to preserve freshness, crunch, and flavor. Once packaged, we’re ready whenever you are for a new order—we work round the clock, through every season to anticipate demand and ensure each and every customer receives their supply right when they need it. 

Want to learn more about our premier quality standards?

Contact us to learn more about our third-party certifications and how they’ve helped build and maintain our reputation after 88+ years in the business. 

Call us: 575.644.8427 or toll-free 844.739.6887 

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Bake Up Something Sweet This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Recipes

Bake Up Something Sweet This Thanksgiving

What’s thanksgiving without pecans? We’d hate to find out. Whip up something fresh this year from one of our hand-picked pecan pinterest recipes (Say that five times fast).

1. Brown Sugar Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving Recipes

Brown Sugar Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes From Joyous Apron: 

Add a new spin to an old classic with this slightly crunchy, slightly sweet take on thanksgiving sweet potatoes from Joyous Apron. 

Click here for the recipe. 

2. Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving Recipes

Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie From Tidy Mom:

There’s nothing more American than apple pie on thanksgiving. Take your classic recipe and turn it upside down with this pecan-infused option from Tidy Mom. 

 Click here for the recipe. 

3. Toasted Pecan Chewies

Thanksgiving Recipes

Toasted Pecan Chewies From Pear Tree Kitchen:

On baking duty? Grab a bowl, set aside 30 minutes, and gather your ingredients for some truly tasty Pecan Chewies a la Pear Tree Kitchen.

Click here for the recipe.

4. Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving Recipes

Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie From Feels Like Home: 

The crowning champion of every Thanksgiving meal is the pecan pie (in our unbiased opinion). Bake up something that feels like grandma’s cooking with this recipe from Feels Like Home. 

Click here for the recipe.

5. Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Bread

Thanksgiving Recipes

Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Bread From Mom On Time Out: 

More of a bread person than a pie person? We get it. This festive cranberry, pecan, and pumpkin bread from Mom On Time Out has all the makings for dessert of the night. 

Click here for the recipe. 

Pecan Cocktails To Lift Your Spirits

Pecan Cocktails

Pecan Cocktails To Lift Your Spirits

It’s cocktail hour! On the menu is some of our favorite pecan-infused cocktails and sauces from the internet’s favorite chefs.

1. Bourbon Pecan Pie Bourbon

Pecan Cocktails

Bourbon Pecan Pie Bourbon From Champagne and Coconuts

Made of pecan praline liqueur and bourbon it is just perfect for a fall after dinner drink. It’s like drinking your pecan pie! 

Click here for the recipe: Champagne and Coconuts.

2. Toasted Pecan Old Fashioned

Pecan Cocktails

Toasted Pecan Old Fashioned From The Speckled Palate

This old fashioned gets a refresh from our favorite nut, creating a smooth, yet smoky Pecan Whiskey you won’t soon forget.

Click here for the recipe: The Speckled Palate.

3. Pecan Pie Martini

Pecan Cocktails

Pecan Pie Martini From Delish

Bourbon, rumchata, creme de cocoa, with a caramel-pecan rim. It practically sells itself.

Click here for the recipe: Delish.

Breaking Down The Nutritional Value of Pecans

Health benefits of pecans

Breaking Down The Nut-ritional Value of Pecans.

From their flavor to their versatile applications and even their health benefits, the value of pecans is truly endless. But how do they stack up exactly when it comes to nutrition? Keep reading for a full nutritional breakdown of the protein, fats, carbohydrates, calories, sugars, and beyond in our favorite nut.


1 cup of pecans contains 684 calories, according to the USDA. Given a normal serving of pecans is about ¼ cup, or an ounce, that number ends up at about 196 calories. As part of a standard 2,000 calorie daily diet, the nutritional value of pecans in calories makes up a little less than 10% of your diet. 

If you’re counting calories, make sure to opt for fresh, raw pecans instead of roasted or flavored pecans to avoid empty calories of coated salt, sugar, and other seasonings! Trust us, the natural sweet flavor of our Stahmanns pecans needs no additions.

Total Fat

1 ounce or serving size of pecans contains 20 grams, making up 30% of your Daily Value according to a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Now don’t run for the hills, this fat is the good type of fat that actually helps you out in the long run, otherwise known as unsaturated fat.

Digging deeper into the nutritional value of pecans, 1 ounce contains 12 grams of monounsaturated fat, 6 grams of polyunsaturated fat, and just 1.8 grams of saturated fat. These high levels of unsaturated fats lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol, which reduces your risk of stroke or heart attack, unlike potato chips and other salty snacks that are high in saturated fats and can contribute to such heart problems. Next time you reach for the chips, do your heart a favor and choose pecans, the ultimate heart healthy snack!

Health benefits of pecans


No surprise here, but the heart-healthy powerhouse that is pecans contains zero mg of Cholesterol. Zero, zip, zilch. This isn’t a coincidence, as foods that tend to be low in saturated fats can also be low in Cholesterol. With a daily limit of 300mg of Cholesterol as part of a 2,000 calorie diet, an otherwise healthy person is obviously in the clear here when choosing pecans. But for those with high cholesterol who are advised to closely watch their daily intake, the benefit of this Cholesterol-free snack can’t be overstated. As put by the FDA:

“Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pecans, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”



Another win when it comes to the nutritional value of pecans—pecans naturally contain zero mg of sodium. Excessive sodium can leave excess fluid in the body, increasing blood pressure and making your heart do extra work.  And with 1 in 3 Americans experiencing high blood pressure and millions facing serious heart disease, any steps to reduce your sodium intake are critical.

Choosing a snack with no salt doesn’t just mean you’re opting for a healthier choice today, but tomorrow and the day after too. Pecans also get bonus points here for those on sodium- or salt-restricted diets.


A serving of pecans contains 116 mg of potassium, making for 3% of your Daily Value. For comparison, one of the most popular potassium-rich foods, bananas, contain 422 mg, or 12% of your Daily Value. So basically, pecans pack a quarter of the potassium of bananas, on top of their other healthy contents.

Potassium is an important mineral that regulates fluid balance, muscle contractions, and nerve signals. And just like an abundance of unsaturated fats and reduced sodium, potassium can help reduce blood pressure, as well as water retention, protecting against stroke and preventing osteoporosis and kidney stones.

Carbs, Fiber + Sugars

An ounce of pecans contains 3.9 grams of Total Carbohydrates, comprised of 2.7 grams of Dietary Fiber and 1.1 grams of Sugars. 

Compared to other nuts, pecans are among the lowest in carbs and highest in dietary fiber per serving.

The biggest piece of the carb pecan pie here, Dietary Fiber helps promote healthy digestion, reduce bloating, and prevent gastrointestinal issues further down the line. Making up 10% of your Daily Value as part of a 2,000 calorie diet, snacking on pecans is an obvious win for anyone looking to stay on top of their gut health. 


One serving of pecans contains 2.6 grams of protein, making up 5% of your recommended Daily Value. Chew on this: One cup of pecans contains a whopping 9 grams, while one ounce of chicken has 8 grams, making one cup of pecans more protein-dense than one ounce of chicken.

Everyone knows protein is great for building muscle, but on a molecular level, it works to build and repair tissue and make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Considered a building block of bone, muscle, cartilage, skin, and blood health, protein is an essential element in every diet.

Need a break from poultry or deciding to kick meat altogether? Chew on some pecans to maintain your protein intake–no cooking or prep required!

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Vitamins + Minerals

When it comes to the nutritional value of pecans, 1 ounce also contains:

Calcium 2% of Daily Value

Iron 3% of Daily Value

Vitamin B-6 5% of Daily Value

Magnesium 8% of Daily Value

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Vitamins + Minerals

When it comes to the nutritional value of pecans, 1 ounce also contains:

Calcium 2% of Daily Value

Iron 3% of Daily Value

Vitamin B-6 5% of Daily Value

Magnesium 8% of Daily Value

For a quick summary of why these facts and figures matter: Calcium builds and strengthens your bones while supporting your heart muscles and nerves. Iron preserves energy and focus, supports the immune and gastrointestinal system, and regulates body temperature. Vitamin B-6 also helps on the energy front, aiding the body’s conversion of the great protein and carbs found in pecans to energy your body can use. And since your body can’t naturally produce it, getting 5% from a serving of pecans is a great boost to your system! Last but not least, Magnesium supports your heart like many other elements of pecans, providing 8% of your recommended intake in just one ounce. Chronically low levels of magnesium can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes, so make sure to get snacking. Additionally, magnesium supports energy production and muscle and nerve function, ensuring you stay sharp and ready for the day ahead.

In a Nutshell

In a nutshell, the nutritional value of pecans makes them the hearty helpers of the snack world, acting as your heart’s first line of defense against high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and disease. Additionally, they help you stay lean while maintaining muscle and energy levels, and even promote clear skin and strong, thick hair. What’s not to love?

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Celebrate National Dessert Day With Us

White Chocolate Butter Pecan Blondies

Celebrate National Dessert Day With Us

The sweetest meal of all deserves an entire day of celebration, don’t you agree? Celebrate National Dessert Day with these mouthwatering pecan desserts that’ll leave you coming back for seconds.

1. Pecan Butter Cookies

Butter Pecan Cookie

Pecan Butter Cookies From The Recipe Critic

Cookie lovers, you can thank the Recipe Critic for this  simple, yet sweet Butter Pecan Cookie recipe you can’t resist.

Click here for the recipe:

2. Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars

Caramel and Chocolate Bars

Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars From Bake or Break

Caramel, chocolate, and pecan combine in tasty bars baked in 30 minutes. Need we say more?

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3. White Chocolate Butter Pecan Blondies

White Chocolate Butter Pecan Blondies

White Chocolate Butter Pecan Blondies From Baker By Nature

These Blondies get an extra kick of sweetness with white chocolate and butter pecan. Delish.

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4. Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles

Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles

Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles From Greens N’ Chocolate 

These rich Pecan Pie Truffles get a kick of spice from Bourbon whiskey, offsetting the sweetness for something truly original.

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5. Turtle Pie

Turtle Pie

Turtle Pie From Sweetest Menu

Universally loved Turtles get transformed into a decadent pie with this recipe from Sweetest Menu. It’ll be love at first bite.

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