My final decision about my banana splits was about nuts. Nuts or no nuts? Sweet nuts? Nuts in syrup? What kind of nuts?
I decided on pecans. Of course. Not sweet, but rather buttery and salty.
Be careful. Once you taste one, you will eat a handful before you even notice. And it will be hard to stop with that.
Buttery Salted Roasted Pecans
1/2 stick butter (4 Tbsp.)
2 cups pecan halves
Coarse sea salt, to taste
Melt butter in a medium mixing bowl. Add pecan halves and stir until well coated. Spread on a sheet pan and sprinkle with sea salt.
Roast at 275 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes or so. Spread on parchment paper to cool.