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?

  • I'd just make sure to seal them afterwards to keep them dry.. jar or sealable bag.
    – HerrBag
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 14:19

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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
    Commented 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. Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 12:14

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