(you will need waxed paper for this recipe)
2 tsp. powdered instant coffee
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbs. water
dash of salt
2 cups pecan halves
Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Spread on waxed paper and separate pecan halves as they cool. Pecans will be sugar-coated, but not sticky.
Note from Eva Marie: I've not tried this yet, but sugar-coated pecans is about the only way I can eat them (and that includes in a pie... yum!) I'm planning to try this soon, but if any of my readers do before me, let us know how this recipe turns out. I love sugar-coated pecans. Wondering what the coffee will do for the flavor!
I was also just thinking what a wonderful addition to an Easter basket this would make for the grown-up children in your life!