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Pecan Candy Clusters Recipe

Pecan Candy Clusters Recipe

Grandchildren and kids in her Gage, Oklahoma neighborhood love helping Flo Burtnett make (and eat) these yummy, four-ingredient treats! “They're great gifts…and easy,” she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing YIELD:16 servings


  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 64 pecan halves (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 28 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


  • 1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drop chocolate by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Immediately place four pecans on top of each chocolate drop.
  • 2. Place the caramels in a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish; add cream. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Spoon onto the middle of each cluster.
  • 3. Melt the remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread over caramel. Let stand until set. Yield: 16 candies.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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Chrizzyyababy User ID: 7445517 206851
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"Great!!! The recipe states to add the CREAM to Carmels, I did not , still Great!!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 148998
Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"I hated unwrapping the caramels, so the second time I made them, I went to my bulk food store and found a block of caramel to use instead."

michelle4773 User ID: 5599211 149579
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Did anyone find out how to thicken the caramel??? I want to make this for gifts."

snadrak User ID: 5107874 63030
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"These were delicious, but the caramel was way too runny and ran all over the pan. Next time I will leave the cream out and let the caramel cool down a bit before putting it on the chocolate."

aleduc User ID: 3524342 76946
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"These were a big hit. My caramel was a little too runny, maybe it was too hot."

shirley Borgerding User ID: 5600962 143840
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"Can,t imagine what the cream is to be added to--the chocolate or the caramels? Did you goof?"

amyalusa User ID: 3404632 206850
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"Oops! I see now."

amyalusa User ID: 3404632 143829
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"easy and tasty "Turtles". Just curious, what are you supposed to do with the Whipping Cream?"

crondam User ID: 1065870 154348
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I have made these twice for Christmas gifts and they are always a big hit! easy for the children to help with too."

300cgranney User ID: 3378375 64007
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2008

"I made these last xmas and they were great. Nice and easy also"

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