Velvety Pecan Candy

Velvety Pecan CandyRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine


Makes about 3 dozen (about 3 lb.)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours


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


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.