Pecan caramel chocolate candies are reconstructed in this fancy and decadent confection: toasted pecans enrobed in a caramel-chocolate filling are coated in dark chocolate and accented with flaky Diamond Crystal® Salt.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
8 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs 42 mins
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen truffles
Advertisement

Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Toast pecans in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden and fragrant, about 1 minute. Set aside to cool.

    Advertisement
  • Heat sugar over medium-high heat in a heavy pan or Dutch oven, stirring constantly. When sugar begins to melt, stir and cook until sugar turns a rich golden color. If color is too light, caramel flavor will be too faint.

  • Remove caramelized sugar from heat; stir in cream. Return to heat and reduce heat to low. Cook and stir until caramel is well-dissolved into the cream. Remove from heat and stir in salt, vanilla, and half of the chocolate. Stir until chocolate has melted. Stir in toasted pecan bits.

  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate until set, about an hour.

  • Form/roll into 24 small balls, about 3/4- to 1-inch, and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill 1 hour.

  • Place the remaining chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on High for about 15 seconds; stir; continue to microwave in 15-second intervals until chocolate is melted.

  • Using a fork, roll the balls in the melted chocolate and place back on the parchment-lined bake sheet. Quickly sprinkle truffles with a few grains of Diamond Crystal® Kosher Salt or Coarse Sea Salt. Chill to set, about an hour.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 21.2g 7% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 22.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2015
HI recipe submitter here. I wanted to leave a tip in response to the first reviewer because I think perhaps the caramel may have been cooked too long because I've never had to wait 30 minutes for it to calm when adding the cream; maybe cooked to a different candy stage. My centers are rather soft and chocolatey with caramel flavor peaking through. I must admit mine don't always come out as nice as they did in my picture posted here lol. Working with candy can be a trial-and-error process I've had my share of fails and still do fail more often than I'd care to admit;) I do hope you'll give this another try as they're yummy and I just want to share them! Read More
(3)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2014
I've tried many types of truffle recipes for the holiday season for the past few years. I love the flavor combination of salt caramel and chocolate. The flavor of this recipe is delicious! It did not however turn out like the picture. As soon as I put the cream with the caramel it boiled up and took about 30 minutes to calm down and look like regular caramel. After it cooled down so much it was nearly impossible to mix in the chocolate. The consistency looks more like a crumbled up haystack instead of ganache. I will use this recipe again but I will change some things. 1. Make a caramel salt and pecan brittle beforehand let it cool then put it the food processor to add after ganache is done. 2. Make the ganache by heating the cream take the cream off heat then melt the chocolate in the cream. Add the brittle to the ganache at the end. Read More
(2)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2015
HI recipe submitter here. I wanted to leave a tip in response to the first reviewer because I think perhaps the caramel may have been cooked too long because I've never had to wait 30 minutes for it to calm when adding the cream; maybe cooked to a different candy stage. My centers are rather soft and chocolatey with caramel flavor peaking through. I must admit mine don't always come out as nice as they did in my picture posted here lol. Working with candy can be a trial-and-error process I've had my share of fails and still do fail more often than I'd care to admit;) I do hope you'll give this another try as they're yummy and I just want to share them! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2015
Mine came out great! I made these as a Mother's Day gift and my mom absolutely loved them! Of course I ate some too and we both agreed that they were rich and that the contrasting salty and sweet flavors plus the combination of the soft center with the crunchy toasted nuts was perfect! I undercooked my caramel slightly so I didn't get the full caramel flavor but I now recognize that it was a fault of mine and not of the recipe so I definitely recommend trying this! Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2014
I've tried many types of truffle recipes for the holiday season for the past few years. I love the flavor combination of salt caramel and chocolate. The flavor of this recipe is delicious! It did not however turn out like the picture. As soon as I put the cream with the caramel it boiled up and took about 30 minutes to calm down and look like regular caramel. After it cooled down so much it was nearly impossible to mix in the chocolate. The consistency looks more like a crumbled up haystack instead of ganache. I will use this recipe again but I will change some things. 1. Make a caramel salt and pecan brittle beforehand let it cool then put it the food processor to add after ganache is done. 2. Make the ganache by heating the cream take the cream off heat then melt the chocolate in the cream. Add the brittle to the ganache at the end. Read More
(2)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
FABULOUS!!!!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2019
This recipe needs more than 5 stars. I've been making Truffles for Christmas for 20 years and over the years have established my own recipes. I was tired of struggling with the Cherry Cordials and wanted a replacement when 1/2 of them had to be tossed. Yesterday I came across this recipe and all I can say is OMG!!! Replacement found!! This was both so easy and oh so delicious this bit of deliciousness has found it's way into my yearly line up of amazing truffles. Thank you so much!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2015
They setup very well and look great. But most important they taste excellent!! Read More
Advertisement