Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
Ingredient notes: One tablespoon of vanilla paste is equivalent to 1 whole bean. Find it in specialty baking shops or online at thespicehouse.com.
?To toast pecans, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
You can find cocoa nibs (bits of roasted and hulled cocoa beans) at large grocery stores, gourmet retailers or online at chocosphere.com.
1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat