Chocolate Covered Pecans2004-12-11
- Course: Cakes & Candy
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 35m
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Here is a fun fact from ilovepecans.org – you imagine a pecan skyscraper? It would take 11,624 pecans, stacked end to end, to reach the top of the Empire State Building in New York City. Kinda glad it only takes 2 cups for this pecan treat. Makes a sweet Christmas gift.
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups pecan halves
Roast pecans for two minutes in a microwave; stirring once during the process. Set aside.
Combine the chocolate chips and cream in a double boiler. Stir until melted and smooth. Add vanilla and remove from heat.
Stir pecan halves into the chocolate until completely coated.
Remove a few pecans at a time with a slotted spoon. Separate pecan halves and place onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet or parchment paper.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes to set. Change the pace and add a dash of cinnamon.