Tomorrow (April 14) is National Pecan Day. To celebrate, we’re going to show you just how easy it is to make caramel pecan patties! Follow the recipe below (taken with permission from Autumn Carpenter’s book, All About Candy Making) to make homemade caramel pecan patties.
- 1/2 lb. chocolate (milk chocolate is traditional but white or dark may also be used)
- 1 lb. caramel (commercial or homemade)
- 8 oz. pecan pieces
- parchment sheet or silicone mat
- squeeze bottle
- 9″ x 9″ pan
Step 1: Heat oven to 300. Butter a 9×9″ pan. Thickly cover bottom of pan with pecan pieces.
Step 2: Cut pieces of prepared caramel and roll into 1″ balls. Slightly flatten and place onto pecans about 1/2″ apart from each other. Put in oven for about 2 minutes until caramel smooths itself out and sticks to pecans.
Step 3: Remove from oven and let cool. Transfer the caramel with pecans to a parchment sheet or silicone mat.
Step 4: Melt candy coating or melt and temper real chocolate. Pour candy coating into squeeze bottle and cover caramel. If using real chocolate, chocolate must be spooned onto caramel.
Step 5: Push remaining pecan pieces together and add more flattened caramel. Repeat steps until caramel is gone. Enjoy!