Step 2: Finely Chop Pecans
I'm not necessarily a southern belle, but I am from the southern United States. Pecan trees are everywhere, so I, naturally. got mine off my dad's trees. You can buy them in stores, or so I hear.
Finely chop them, and I mean FINE. I'm not even going to use a chopper on this recipe. A blender works great. (Don't forget to clean out the margarita mix first. That's a different instructable.)
Blend about 1/4 cup at a time until they're ground up. Empty them into a bowl, using a spatula to clean the small bits out of the bottom. This step takes a little while but it's worth it. You don't want big chunks of pecans in this recipe.
You could probably also use a food processor but I don't have one so I used a blender.