super easy pecan bites

Sticky Pecan Bites

Some foods bring back distant memories. Some foods bring back more recent ones, like these do for me. A lazy day, snow outside, watching a sweet movie together with loved ones. Looking at this photo makes me wish I could wind back time. But if you’re anything like me, you love the idea of making sticky buns, but whipping up a batch of anything made with a yeast-based dough on a Sunday morning is pretty daunting, if not impossible. That’s why these pecan sticky bites from Alice Medrich’s Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy are such a revelation. “Bites” is the right word — these are tiny.

Sticky Pecan Bites

But take a close look — they’re rolled up just like a real sticky bun. You make a quick dough (no yeast here) and roll it out flat. Then you top the dough with a sugar-cinnamon mixture and roll everything into a log. You cut the log into slices and add the rolls to mini cupcake tins with pecans on the bottom. They puff up beautifully. Then eat while still warm. It will be love at first bite.

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21 Responses to super easy pecan bites

  1. These are neat little cookie cinnamon buns. They are so cute!

  2. Those look ridiculously cute! I could probably eat dozens of them :p

    PS – thanks for the birthday greeting!

  3. Sharlene says:

    I really really need to get my hands on this book!

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  5. Meg says:

    These look and sound delicious — and that book sounds like a great investment, too!

  6. These are (almost) too cute to eat!

  7. and just how do you keep your girlish figure with all these treats, one after the other? Hmmm? ;-)

  8. i am sold on the idea of baking anything in tiny muffin tins. i simply cant get over how cute these look. I appreciate the recommendation on Alice Medrich’s Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy. It’s on my wish list now. Thank you for sharing this post:)

  9. Cinnamon rolls without the fuss of yeast? Yes, I need to get this book. Adorable!

  10. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    I just got this book last week. I want to bake every recipe,. Maybe I’ll start with these. They look wonderful.

  11. Sabine says:

    These look really cool and delicious! I’ve made pecan sticky buns before, but I love the idea of the bite sized version, because regular sized can be a bit of an overload. Plus they look so cute! I will have to try these.

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