Toasting the pecans before stirring in the chocolate adds to the richness of this easy-to-make candy. I usually make four batches each Christmas and never have leftovers. —Collette Reynolds, Raleigh, North Carolina
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 3 cups chopped pecans
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 12 ounces milk or dark chocolate candy coating, melted
- In a 15x10x1-in. baking pan, combine pecans and butter. Bake at 250° for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven; transfer to a bowl. Add candy coating and stir until evenly coated. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 94 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Pecan Clusters in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2001