Pecan Delights

Tammy Raynes


Everyone loves chocolate-covered turtles. This recipe is even tastier than the store-bought candies and well worth the time in the kitchen.

A staple nut of the south, Pecans are grown here close to me at the Little Eva Plantation.

At the holidays I always make up some goodies for friends, employees, and such and this is one item that I end up putting in the goody bag along with some Popcorn Caramel Crunch (see recipe).

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4 dozen


2 1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1 c
butter or margarine
1 c
light corn syrup
1/8 tsp
1 can(s)
(14-ozs) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 lb
whole pecans
1 c
semisweet chocolate chips
1 c
milk chocolate chips
2 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large saucepan, combine the first four ingredients. Cook over medium heat until all sugar is dissolved. Gradually add milk and mix well. Continue cooking until a candy thermometer reads 248 degrees (firm-ball stage).
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla until blended. Fold in the pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until firm. Loosen from paper.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler. Drizzle over each cluster. Cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Nuts