One of my absolute favorite things about the the holidays is the FOOD! I usually have a holiday cooking list about a mile log and get to about 3 recipes. I’m not really much of a baker so after satisfying the kids with some sugar cookie decorating, I move on to something fun like candy. I love fudge, but this year I wanted to try something different and a pecan log recipe seemed to be just the thing.
A read a few different pecan log recipes and they seemed pretty easy to make. There are a few steps involved so plan ahead, but other than that, a pecan log is easy to make. Start by making a marshmallow creme and powdered sugar based nougat center. Super easy to make!
Divide the nougat dough in to 6 sections and roll in to logs. I made the logs about 5 inches long and 1 inch thick. I wouldn’t go too much thinner. Wrap the logs up and freeze them. Mine were in the freezer for a few hours, but they would be fine overnight.
When the logs are frozen, dip them in a caramel sauce and then roll in a nut and salt mixture. I chose pecans because I love them, but peanuts would work, too. The caramel starts to cool and harden the minute you remove it from the warm pan so move quickly. I had just enough caramel to cover 6 logs. Refrigerate the pecan logs until ready to eat or give away.
While I love making candy, I really don’t need to eat it all. Pecan logs make great gifts! Thanks to Hefty Slider Bags, they are also easy to package up in a festive bag. Hefty has some cute holiday bag toppers that fit their slider bags perfectly so you can package up any treats to give away this holiday season.
I just used a few staples, but there are holes to punch out to tie up pretty ribbon bows. Keep the pecan logs in the fridge until ready to be given away.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2523Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 2132mgCarbohydrates: 547gFiber: 4gSugar: 528gProtein: 7g
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