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Pecan Chocolate Candies Recipe

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Here’s a smooth, chocolaty, no-bake treat from our Test Kitchen that you can have ready in no time at all with just a handful of ingredients! And the chopped pecans add a delightful healthy crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 75 wafers)
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 108 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring milk and sugar to a boil; remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla until smooth. Add vanilla wafers and 1/3 cup pecans; stir until well combined. Transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  2. Shape into 3/4-in. balls. Roll in remaining pecans to coat. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Chocolate Candies in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 108 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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