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Pecan Delights Recipe

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Andrea Bright
Added: Saturday, November 24, 2007


2 c. packed brown sugar,
1 c. butter,
1 c. light corn syrup,
1/8 tsp. salt,
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk,
1 t. vanilla extract,
1 lb. whole pecans,
1 c. (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips,
1 c. (6 oz.) milk chocolate chips,
2 T. shortening

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 candy thermometer reads 248 degrees (firm-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla until blended. Fold in the pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill until firm.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler. Drizzle over each cluster. Cool.

Yield: about 4 dozen.




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