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Pecan Clusters

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 Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 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.

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  • Glidie
    Jun 15, 2010

    Toasting the pecans makes a world of difference. Easy to make. I used a small ice cream scoop to shape. They didn't last long at our house.