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Chocolate-Covered Praline Chews

The contrasting milk chocolate and white candy coating make these chewy treats eye-catching...and they taste as good as they look.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Cook: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons whole milk
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook until a candy thermometer reads 245° (firm-ball stage), stirring occasionally. Gradually stir in the butter, milk and pecans. Continue cooking until temperature returns to 245°. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Immediately drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Cool.
  • In a microwave, melt white candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  • Dip candies halfway into coating and allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set.
  • In a microwave, melt milk chocolate coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  • Dip other half of each candy and allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheets; refrigerate until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 149 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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