It’s the peak of pecan season,
And it’s a great time to start celebrating them.
And there’s no more wonderful way to celebrate them than with stunning pecan squares.
So calling all the pecan lovers – because this is a bite that you can’t stop eating.
I’m in love with pecans,
They have a refined sweetness and an addictive taste that the whole heart surrenders to.
I decided to take the classic combination of pecans and maple,
and turn it into wonderful pecan squares 🙂
My pecan squares require no pre-baking and can be made in an instant.
They’re delicious and so indulgent, that while preparing them, you nibble on the paste non-stop.
I like to keep my pecan slices in the fridge and enjoy them with coffee in the wonderful winter sun.
Their preparation is super fast and delicious and requires a few short minutes in the kitchen.
Once the magic happens there’s no going back,
Because it’s a recipe that you return to again and again and again.
A few quick minutes of preparation and this wonderful bite is yours,
Just don’t forget to lick your fingers while preparing it 🙂
Happy, delicious and wonderful pecan days to all of us 🙂
Suitable for a 7.8” * 7.8” (20*20cm) pan
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ⅓ cup almond butter (you can replace with tahini or any nut butter of your choice)
- A tiny pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon (not a must)
- 1 cup ground pecans in a mixer
- 1 cup coconut powder
For the Glaze
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Pinch of cinnamon
Put the pecans in a blender and pulse them into fine crumbs.
In a bowl, put the almond butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Add the coconut powder and the ground pecans and mix well.
Taste the delicious paste that we made many times and then transfer it to a parchment paper-lined pan. Flatten the dough to a uniform thickness over the entire surface of the pan.
Mix the glaze ingredients until combined. Spread it on the surface of the dough that we flattened in the pan. Put in the freezer for 2 hours or in the fridge overnight.
Take it out of the fridge, cut it into squares and serve 🙂
A little extra from me:
- The pecan squares can be kept in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for 2 months.
- If you keep them in the freezer, take them out 10 minutes before eating and they’ll reach a good texture and temperature.
- You can replace the coconut powder with almond flour.
- You can replace the pecans with finely ground walnuts / cashews.
- You can omit the cinnamon, although it adds a lot.
- You can make balls from the dough and not flatten it in the pan. Both options will work, in the ball version there’s
- no need to refrigerate before serving.