Recently, I was contacted by Amelia’s Spicing Pecans asking me if I would try their pecans, do a review and share with my readers.
Pecans? Of course!
I received a box from them with a generous sampling of spiced pecans –
Cinnamon, Coffee, Herb and Hot & Spicy. (I know what you’re thinking but nope…I didn’t use the Hot & Spicy for my recipe).
So, the day I got the pecans in the mail, I waited until my kids got home from school – great opportunity for a sampling and to get different opinions.
These pecans are all very good, but the one that stood out was the Coffee. My daughter and I couldn’t get enough of them. They are actually way more flavorful than they appear.
Here’s a rundown:
Herb: Garlic and onion-y, but not overpowering.
Hot & Spicy: Very flavorful, a hint of salty with just enough of a kick.
Coffee: Great coffee flavor and a little bit of sweetness.
Cinnamon: Really good wood/spice taste and aroma, also with a little taste of sweet at the end.
For my original recipe using these spiced pecans, I wanted to use sweet potatoes. It is the holidays, after all, and I decided since we were so crazy about the coffee flavored nuts I wanted to pair the two together.
For more fantastic recipes using nuts check out my friend, Anne at Sumptuous Spoonfuls!