As if you prolly didn’t already know, pecans are the Texas state nut. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find pecan trees blooming in yards and fields and depending on who you’re talking to, you might hear them referred to as ‘peee-cans’ or ‘pa-cons’. We have our own sort of slang here in Texas after all and that’s just a smidge of what makes our great state awesome. Another thing that makes our state great is all the delicious food and treats, like these Texas Pecan Log Bites.
Now I know these don’t look like logs but lemme tell y’all something, pecan LOGS do NOT make pretty photos. I’m just saying’………..These Texas pecan logs are really easy to make. It’s just confection mixed with and rolled in Fisher pecans. And even I could have gotten a pretty photo of pecan log, I would have still made them bites because a roll is too much sweet for us. One little bite of these suckers and you’ll be more than satisfied. As always, I use Fisher Nuts brand. And for all you gluten free folks, they are naturally gluten free! SCORE!
Pecans really are just delightful. That nutty flavor compliments so many ingredients that you just can’t wrong using a pecan as the go-to nut. Who doesn’t love pecan pie, pecan crusted pumpkin rolls, Texas pecan pie brownies, and the list goes on and on. Am I right y’all? And just look at that mixture of heaven….pecans, marshmallow creme, vanilla..oh my cow! This is basically divinity but I think this is much easier to make using the marshmallow creme. You do have to be careful when boiling the sugar and water. If you over boil, it will crystalize all that sugar into hard pieces. As soon as it starts getting gooey, take it off that burner and mix it in!
If y’all have followed me long enough, you know by now that I food causes and events are close to my heart. Fisher Nuts is proudly bringing Texas communities together to help feed hungry families this holiday season. This will be their third season partnering with Texas Food Bank with their Fisher Shares & Cares campaign. Just another reason to love this company y’all! Texans across the state can help by participating in one of five Fisher Shares & Cares events on November 18, 2014, at the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas, Houston Food Bank, San Antonio Food Bank, Food Bank of West Central Texas in Abilene and the High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo. Fisher will be providing pizza and t-shirts to those who attend the events.
- Those interested in signing up to volunteer on Nov. 18 can contact the nearest participating local Feeding Texas food bank.
- Contact information for your food bank can be found at http://www.feedingtexas.org/
- To kick-off the campaign, Fisher is encouraging students and community members to bring non-perishable food items to upcoming high school football games at Johnson High School vs. Reagan High School in San Antonio on Oct. 4; Duncanville High School in Dallas on Oct. 10; and Clear Lake High School in Houston on Oct. 16. The canned food donations, in addition to the $40,000 donation from Fisher, will be used to help feed Texas families during the holidays.
- Texans can help get the word out about this campaign and show how they’re giving back to the community this holiday season by sharing photos with the hashtag #Nuts4Texas
If you’re not close to one of these, don’t let that stop you from visiting your own local food bank. There is so much we can do and just recently our church food pantry was running low so I know that the need is already there. Let’s come together and help feed those in less fortunate circumstances. It’s just what we do in Texas, ain’t it?!
PECAN LOG BITES
- 1 1/2 c sugar
- 1/3 c water
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups chopped Fisher pecans
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 pint Kraft Marshmallow Creme (it took two 7 ounce jars to be close)
- Boil sugar, water, and salt until it reaches the soft ball stage.
- Pour marshmallow creme into mixing bowl and stir in hot soft ball syrup mixture.
- Continue to stir until mixture is slightly stiff and holds a peak.
- Folk in nuts and vanilla.
- Form into balls (or logs) and roll into Fisher nut pecan pieces.
I keep mine in the fridge because our house gets so hot but you may not have to. They don’t last long around here anyways! Enjoy y’all!