⅛teaspoonblack pepperoptional but recommended
Lay out a sheet of parchment paper on a tray or counter top.
Then place your pecans in a food processor and pulse 7-8 times to break them down. They don't need to be the same size, and make sure not to over process. You want chunky pieces, not crumbs. Set aside
Now combine everything, except the pecans to a small pan and cook over medium heat, stirring often for 2-3 minutes. The mixture should be bubbly and then add the pecan pieces. Mix well, cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the pecans are evenly coated.
Remove from the heat and spread them onto your parchment paper. Let them cool, then break apart and store in a container or jar.
Ideas for using your candied bacon pecans (optional)
Be mindful not to over process your pecans. Just pulse until broken down and check on them often. You don't want crumbs!Make your vegan bacon bits ahead of time so they have a chance to cool, before consuming.One batch doesn't last very long, so if you want to make some for freezing, double up the recipe! ;)Keep leftovers in an air tight jar or container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Freeze air tight for 2 months. Recipe inspired by Fifteen Spatulas