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Sugar Free Candied Pecans

Sugar Free Candied Pecans
Make candy-coated nuts that look, feel, and taste as if they had been made with sugar, completely sugar-free. If you find yourself missing candy, try this recipe.

1 pound shelled pecans
4 tablespoons ThickenThin not/Sugar thickener
Sweetener equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar
Pinch salt
Additional packets sweetener

Makes 16 servings

Preheat oven to 325F and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.

1. Rinse nuts with water and drain well.

2. Mix ThickenThin not/Sugar thickener with sugar substitute and salt.

3. Transfer nuts to a large bowl. Sprinkle with not/Sugar mixture and mix until nuts are well-coated.

4. Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake at 325F for 25 minutes or until nuts are dry and crisp with a toasted flavor. Periodically turn and separate the nuts (into individual pieces or small nut-brittle-like clusters) so that all surfaces get dry.

5. Remove from oven and cool. Test for sweetness - if not sweet enough, sprinkle with additional packets of sweetener to taste.

Nutrition* (as calculated by Mastercook) : 195 calories; 19.2g fat (1.6g sat); 6.6g carb (of which 3.6g is fiber); 2.2g protein -- also provides 1% of Vitamin A and C, 2% of calcium, and 3% of iron Daily Values. *based on no-calorie sweetener