Butter Pecan Crunch Candy-A light buttery taste combined with pecans and coconut, makes a great food gift!
Finally! I work up this morning to cooler weather. It’s almost November and we’ve been having highs in the 80’s. I turned off the air conditioning 2 weeks ago, hopefully for good. It’s hard to get into the fall season when you’re still wearing shorts.
In addition to the cooler weather, the gorgeous fall colors (I love the brilliant bright yellows, oranges and reds I see on the trees) getting to wear sweaters and boots, I also go on a candy making binge.
I love giving candy during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It’s the perfect gift. Everyone loves homemade candy. It packages well. You can ship it. It never lasts long. And it’s easy to make.
I especially love making candy that you just pour out, let cool, then cut. The shapes don’t have to be perfect. You get a few different sizes. Some smaller pieces for those watching their waist lines, some bigger for those that want to indulge a bit.
This Butter Pecan Crunch is a hard candy, not so hard that you’d break your teeth but it’s not soft like chocolate bark or a caramel. A rich buttery, caramel flavor with lots of pecans and the coconut gives a little added flavor.
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- 3/4 cup shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Spread Coconut evenly in center of pan, leaving 2-3 inches of empty parchment on all sides. Sprinkle pecans over top of coconut. Set aside.
- In a medium heavy bottomed saucepan, Melt butter. Stir in Sugar, water, corn syrup and salt.
- Stirring continuously, cook over medium heat until mixture boils and reaches the Soft Crack Stage, 290 degrees on a candy thermometer. About 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and carefully pour over entire surface of coconut and pecans. Let cool completely, then cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
always use caution making candy, the hot liquid can cause serious burns if it comes in contact with the skin.
recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com
It’s important to have a good Candy Thermometer when making this candy.
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