Chocolate Pecan Candies
When Robert Watness of Greenwood, Indiana gives candy on Valentine's Day, he's sure to include his homemade version of Turtles. "This easy candy has brought many compliments," he says.
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
Makesabout 5 dozen
- 1/2 pound pecan halves
- 75 caramels
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, melted
- On waxed paper, place pecan halves in pairs 2 in. apart. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir the caramels and milk until melted. Pour about 2 teaspoons of caramel mixture over each pair of pecans. Let stand until set.
- With buttered fingers, shape pecan clusters into balls. Dip in candy coating. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Hershey caramels. A 14-ounce package contains about 65 caramels.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested with Hershey caramels.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 114 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Chocolate Pecan Candies in Taste of Home February/March 2003
Dec 29, 2017
I found this too time consuming and difficult to put together.
Dec 6, 2014
This recipe sounds so good. Where is a good place to buy the dark chocolate candy coating?
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