Pecan Cake Bars

Pecan Cake Bars

Who can resist ooey gooey Pecan Cake Bars? You won't be able to when you make this delicious recipe from Cooking For You. Dessert recipes are always a welcome addition to any recipe collection since people like making desserts for a variety of reasons. Sometimes there are days when you just feel like a little sweet after a meal, and some people even eat them after every meal. Of course, there are all of the special occasions that we enjoy desserts on like Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, Easter and birthdays. So it's always nice to have a bunch of different dessert recipes to choose from when you need a good dessert recipe. Pecans are from the hickory tree which is native to the southern States and Mexico. The word pecan originated from the Algonquin word meaning, a nut that needs a stone to crack it open, which we all know is absolutely true for these stubborn, hard shelled nuts. Pecans are considered to be more of a fruit than a nut actually. The hickory trees are a deciduous tree, meaning that they drop their leaves in the winter and they grow back in the spring. These trees can grow up to be as high as 131 feet high which is quite astounding. Pecan nuts have a rich and buttery taste, which makes them perfect for dessert recipes like this one. People also use pecans and walnuts in vegan and vegetarian food recipes to make dessert recipes and doughs for desserts, as well as meat for vegan tacos and burgers. Pecan nutrition is high in protein, healthy fats and manganese, so they are great to add to salads as a topping, or to just make a trail mix with other nuts and maybe some raw cacao chunks.

You can even make your own butter pecans to use in a variety of recipes and as a nice little sweet but healthy snack. Roasted pecans are great, but to enjoy the full pecan nutrition, it's best to have your pecans and all other nuts raw. Make sure that you choose organic nuts as well. Non-organic nuts are sprayed with really unhealthy chemicals that can wreak havoc on our digestive system. If you can't find 100% organic, unpasteurized, raw pecans in your grocery store, you can order them online from a reputable source. Another great tip is to soak all nuts in water for at least 8 hours, or longer. Some nuts like almonds should be soaked for 12 hours. Soaking the nuts breaks down an enzyme on their skin, making them easier to digest. You can also leave them longer to sprout, which is when the nut grows a little sprout out of it. Nuts have more of their nutrients in tact when they are eaten raw as apposed to eating roasted pecans or other roasted nuts. Be sure to rinse out the nuts really well after draining them out too, and then dry them with paper towel or a clean dish cloth. You can then store your soaked nuts in glass jars or any container of your choosing in your fridge so that they don't spoil too fast. Make your own healthy trail mixes by mixing together a few different kinds of raw, soaked nuts with some cranberries, or raisins, and add some sea salt on them. Enjoy this awesome recipe for Pecan Cake Bars from Cooking For You, a great food blog with delicious recipes. Home cooked meal recipes like the very best Salisbury steak recipe, Loaded Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole, Cracker Barrel chicken n' dumplins and so much more. Add some new home cooked meal ideas to your weekly menu.***

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