Recurring themes

I was saying to someone at work today that I think it’s still too early for radio stations to be playing Christmas songs… then I realised there’s only four and a half weeks to go… best start thinking about getting organised really!

I suppose this post could count though, as it is this week’s contribution to…

12 Weeks of Christmas Treats, hosted by Brenda. I suddenly realised that two of my four posts on this so far have featured caramel and two pecans – but what can you do? Both are just too good.

And if caramel isn’t traditionally Christmasish, I’m sure nuts and spicy deliciousness are….

Spiced pecan sweets:

100g pecans

50g oats

50g brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground mixed spice

1tbsp milk

1/2tbsp maple syrup.

Toast the pecans, at 180C for about 5-10 minutes until they smell amazing, then when they’ve cooled a bit, grind them in a food processor with the oats. Stir in the sugar and spice, then add the milk and maple syrup and mix together into a stiff dough.

With dampened hands, roll the dough into balls.

I then rolled some in cocoa powder and dipped others into melted chocolate but I have to say, I think the plain ones are best. Pecans, spice and a slight maple flavour = perfection 🙂

I might need some of these for energy tonight, if the count lasts a long time – although as it’s only a by-election, it’s not going to be an all-nighter like last time! Then I’m going to see Dodgy play tomorrow night so all good.

Check out the other 12 Weeks posts – I’ve got my eye on Brenda’s fudge 🙂

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19 Responses to Recurring themes

  1. runningcupcake says:

    They look lovely- I love making spiced nuts and things at this time of year- very warming with all the spices too.

  2. Haha, so funny you just talked about getting organised for Christmas, guess what tomorrow’s post on KHGS is all about 😉 I can not believe it is so close!

  3. Fran@BCDC says:

    The spiced pecan treats look yummy, Eleanor. Maybe I’ll break down and make some cookies this year…if only I could control them…

  4. Lovely treat. I bet they would make a great gift too.

  5. Weighting For 50 says:

    These look AMAZING. (can I order a dozen? HA! So kidding of course) Have a great week!!!

  6. Hannah says:

    Oh my gosh, how can it be a year since I made my pain d’epice pecan balls?! THIS WORLD BE CRAZY. Love the look of these!

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