I'm making pecan bars in the morning and I was thinking I'd get a jump on the work by toasting the nuts tonight. Is there a downside to toasting the pecans and then letting them sit overnight vs toasting them tomorrow and tossing them right into the recipe?
Nope, no problem with that at all. Toast away!
You can toast them and keep them for much longer than one day if you wish.
Yep. Whaddya think, about a month for maximum quality? I'd add a time frame to my answer if I really knew how long. I know that stores sell perfectly good toasted nuts in the bulk aisle (so no airtight packaging).– Jolenealaska ♦Nov 30, 2015 at 11:15
I've kept roasted nuts for up to a month but why would you want to? Eat them if they're good. Anyways, roasted nuts will keep for longer than un-roasted, since the moisture is removed / reduced. Dec 1, 2015 at 12:14