These toasted gingersnap pecans are covered with a sweet and crispy coating that is bursting with the flavors of gingerbread. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and a hint of molasses! Perfect for your next holiday party!
The smell of molasses and spices always makes me think of gingerbread and my husband’s love of gingersnap cookies. I know most people think of gingerbread for Christmas, but they start putting out Christmas decorations in July, so I can think of gingerbread for Thanksgiving. I guess seeing them take down school supplies and putting out candy starts the “official holiday season” for me.
The blasted cinnamon brooms that start arriving way too early seems to start the season for everyone else. I know that I have ranted quite a bit about these ridiculous brooms but I really can’t stand them. They are a serious pet peeve of mine. Much like those people that hang the toilet paper roll wrong, or won’t pull up in the carpool line.
That went off tangent quickly, didn’t it? Let’s get back to ginger snaps!
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Ginger Snaps Cookie Recipe?
Back to gingerbread. When I think of gingerbread, I think of decorated houses that we spend hours and hours decorating but that no one eats because it tastes like ginger and clove covered cardboard. It’s pretty to look at but please don’t eat it. Reminds me of fruitcake too. Fruitcake gets a bad rap…
It’s no secret that I have not been a huge cinnamon fan in the past or ginger for that matter, but my taste buds…they are a-changin’. I recently made some Bourbon Gingerbread Truffles that my friend Dini, over at The Flavor Bender made, and I gobbled them up. Brooks looked at me like I had sprouted a third eye. He couldn’t believe that I liked them! But in my defense, they were filled with bourbon and covered in chocolate.
Who wouldn’t love that?
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I thought I might give gingerbread another shot after the truffles but in a totally different way. Fall is in the air and with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, (please slow down, I have so much to get done) I wanted to make a batch of my Ma’s Spiced Pecans. This is a great way to usher some gingerbread in the season, but without actually making cookies or houses. These gingersnap pecans are perfect!
They remind me of her and I need to feel close to her as it calms me down. Or maybe a glass of scotch with her will do the same thing:) I made some Fall Spiced Nuts yesterday and thought this might be a great way to usher some gingerbread in the season, but without actually making cookies or houses. These gingersnap pecans are perfect!
I took all the flavors of gingerbread: the brown sugar, the ginger, the cloves, and the cinnamon. I added a dash of molasses for color and that signature flavor and some sugar for sweetness. Tossed my pecans with the delicious mix and baked them in the oven.
Ginger Snap Pecans
You can make these Paleo-friendly by substituting coconut or palm sugar for the brown sugar.
What came out of the oven was gingerbread heaven. Toasted pecans covered in a sweet and crispy coating and bursting with the flavors of gingerbread. These toasted gingersnap pecans are slightly healthier than the cookies and a total bonus that they are gluten-free!!
Make a batch of these and take to your next holiday party!
FAQ about GINGERSNAP PECANS:
- Q: Do ginger snaps help with nausea?
A: Ginger is a home remedy for an upset stomach, so some find relief from an upset stomach after eating them. But this is not the opinion of a medical professional.
- Q: Why are ginger snaps spicy?
A: The addition of real ginger envokes a “spicy” taste.
- Q: Why are they called ginger snaps?
A: Because they are a variation on gingerbread and the original cookies were very crispy.
- Q: Do ginger snaps have ginger in them?
A: Don’t make me smack you. Yes, they do!
Other great ginger snap recipes to try!
- Chewy Brown Butter Gingersnap Cookies
- Gingerdoodle Cookies
- Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies
- Gingersnap Spice Cake
- Ginger Cake with Mango and Brandy Glaze
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Easy GINGERSNAP PECANS Recipe
These toasted pecans are covered with a sweet and crispy coating that is bursting with the flavors of gingerbread. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and a hint of molasses! Perfect for your next holiday party!
2 lbs pecans
2 teaspoons molasses
2 cups light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 200F.
Combine all the ingredients, except the pecans in a mixing bowl.
Stir to make sure all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Toss in your pecans and mix to coat the nuts. This is a messy step!
Place your coated pecans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour at 200F, stirring every 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven when finished and cool.
Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Keywords: Pecans, Gingersnap, fall flavors, molasses, ginger, cloves
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