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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Try this recipe...
This year, I am hosting the first annual dudettes Christmas shindig! All my friends are getting older, graduating college, and getting maried. I figured we needed some traditions to keep us together, even if it is only once a year. You will start to see a string of posts, of all things xmas, so bare with me. Im really starting to get in the Holiday mood.
Oh yeah...Onto the recipe, I plan on making some rendition of this recipe as favors for my girls. BTW, this was taken from marthastewart.com
1 cup pecan halves (3 1/4 ounces)
12 soft caramel-candy cubes
1 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into 12 pieces (1/2 inch each)
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange pecans in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; toast in oven until fragrant, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven (leave oven on); set aside 36 pecans on baking sheet. Finely chop remaining pecans (for about 1/4 cup); set aside.
2.When pecans are cool enough to handle, make 12 clusters by arranging 2 pecans vertically, side by side, below 1 pecan placed horizontally. Gently flatten each caramel; place 1 on top of each cluster. Bake clusters 5 minutes. Remove from oven (leave oven on).
3.Place 1 piece of chocolate on top of each cluster. Return to oven; bake until chocolate begins to melt, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from oven.With the back of a spoon, gently spread chocolate over caramel without completely covering it.
4.Sprinkle clusters with reserved chopped pecans. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Bring to room temperature before serving.