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Velvety Pecan Candy

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 10 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes about 3 dozen (about 3 lb.)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • Wax paper
  • 1 1/2 pounds vanilla or chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.

  2. Line a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with wax paper. Lightly grease wax paper.

  3. Microwave candy coating, sweetened condensed milk, and salt in a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 3 to 5 minutes, stirring at 1-minute intervals. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla and pecans. Spread in an even layer in prepared pan. Cover and chill 2 hours or until set.

  4. Turn candy out onto cutting board, and cut into squares. Store, covered, at room temperature.