If we’re going to eat dessert, let’s do it right
We all know by now that sugar isn’t our best friend, but that doesn’t mean there’s no place for it in a healthy, balanced diet. Nature dishes out her sweetness in ripe fruits because she knows exactly how to delight us. It becomes a problem when we overindulge and forgot that in nature it’s always balanced out with fibre and other goodies, and it’s never overdone. Pecans are high in fibre and full of beneficial nutrients, so they’re a perfect partner to some organic coconut sugar in this crazy delicious praline.
We believe a shared meal with good friends is a cause for celebration, so we broke out these tasty treats to share our delight with each other.
Knox & Aya shares our view that dessert is important, and we should treat it like we do the rest of our food. Make it ethical, delicious, and as healthy as we can. Low sugar and whole food ingredients help make this our go-to ice cream. Not to mention the seriously amazing depth of flavour!
Enjoy these on ice cream, coconut yoghurt, or as a stand-alone treat. Just be warned, once you grab that first one you better have a plan for when to stop…
- 1 cup Mindful Foods organic activated pecans
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- pinch salt
- (optional) vegan ice cream – we love Knox & Aya Macadamia Fudge Brownie
Line a tray with baking paper. Combine sugar with 3 tbsp of water in a saucepan over low heat. Heat, stirring, for 5 minutes, then increase heat to medium-high and cook without stirring for 5-10 minutes , allowing the mixture to bubble and caramelise. Keep an eye on the stove and reduce the heat if it starts to bubble over.
Turn off the heat, add the pecans and a pinch of salt, stirring to combine, and then pour the mixture onto the lined baking tray. Allow to cool, and separate the individual pecans as much as possible to avoid clumping.
If you want a crispy, crunchy caramel, increase the cooking time. For a chewy caramel keep it on the short side. If you want to try a luscious, creamy caramel then replace the water with 1/4 cup of coconut cream. Just be warned that it is insanely addictive…
Sprinkle over ice cream or your favourite dessert, and enjoy this celebration of our famous pecans!
We absolutely love Knox & Aya ice cream. Made locally, ingredients sourced locally wherever possible, minimal sugar, maximum deliciousness. This is how ice cream should be. Get a taste over at http://www.knoxandaya.com/