Chewy nougat, covered in creamy caramel, and rolled buttery, toasted pecans. These Pecan Log Truffles are just what you need for your holiday party!
1/2 cup butter (softened)
3 + 3/4 cups powdered sugar (I use Imperial Sugar)
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup sugar (granulated)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter (for greasing pan)
1 package 14 ounces caramels (unwrapped)
2 tablespoons water
2 cups toasted pecans (chopped or halves)
Prepare your dish
Butter your pan generously and set aside.
Cook the nougat
In a separate bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk powder.
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the butter, granulated sugar, and corn syrup.
Over medium heat, stir until the sugar is dissolved and comes to a boil.
Once the mixture comes to a boil, slowly stir in the powdered sugar and milk powder mixture.
Continue to stir until the mixture comes together and pulls away from the side and starts to stick together like a thick paste.
Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour into your prepared pan and let cool just a bit. You don’t want to let it cool completely or you won’t be able to shape it.
Once the nougat has cooled enough to touch, place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and scoop your nougat into 1/2 inch-sized balls.
Scoop out all the nougat into balls and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
With lightly greased hands, roll each ball into a smooth ball.
Cover the pan with foil or plastic to keep them from drying out while you prepare the caramel.
Prepare the caramel coating
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels and 2 tablespoons of water.
Microwave at 30-second intervals until melted.
Stir to completely combine the water and caramels until they are smooth.
Dip the nougat truffles
Either dip the nougat balls in the caramel and let the excess drain off.
Place them on the parchment-lined sheet and let cool for 1 minute.
Roll or sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Store the Pecan Log Truffles
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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- Category: Desserts
- Method: Medium
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: pecan, nougat, candy, pecan log, holidays