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Pecan Candy Recipes

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Pecans add a great flavor and crunch to any candy! This list of pecan candy recipes has something for everyone: from pralines to turtles, fudges to meringues, you'll find tons of candies featuring the great taste of pecans.

1. Top Praline Recipes

New Orleans Pralines
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Pralines are a Southern classic! This list features my best praline recipes, from standards like New Orleans pralines to more creative variations like chocolate, orange, and pineapple.

2. Chocolate Pecan Caramels

Chocolate Pecan Caramels
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A rich chocolate caramel is studded with toasted pecan halves to create these dense, decadent Chocolate Pecan Caramels.  For a double dose of chocolate flavor, try dipping these in chocolate and sprinkling the tops with crushed pecans or sea salt.

3. Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans

Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans
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These sweet and spicy pecans have a crunchy mahogany coating of maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. They're a great all-purpose candied nut recipe to use in salads and side dishes, and also wonderful eaten plain, by the handful.

4. Dulce de Leche Pecan Bites

Dulce de Leche Pecan Bites
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Dulce de Leche, or caramelized condensed milk, is the star ingredient in these unusual and delicious candies. The dulce de leche is sandwiched between two large toasted pecans, then the whole package is dipped in semi-sweet chocolate.

5. Turtle Candy

Turtles Candy
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Turtle Candies get their name from their whimsical turtle shape. The combination of toasted pecans, soft caramel and smooth chocolate is impossible to resist. Don't miss the video showing how to make turtles!

6. Thyme Pecan Toffee

Thyme Pecan Toffee
(c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Thyme may seem like an unusual candy ingredient, but it adds a special flavor to this Thyme Pecan Toffee. The herb brings a fresh, slightly earthy taste to the rich, buttery toffee, and the addition of crunchy toasted pecans and tart dried cranberries balances it out.

7. Bacon Turtles

Bacon Turtles photo
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You might wonder, how can you improve upon classic Turtles? Why, by adding bacon, of course! This twist on traditional turtles adds a strip of crispy bacon to the familiar combination of toasted pecans, chewy caramel, and rich chocolate. Finish them with a pinch of crunchy sea salt!

8. Cranberry Pecan Fudge

Cranberry Pecan Fudge
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Cranberry Pecan Fudge is a lovely fall fudge with dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and dark brown sugar. I like the simplicity of these flavors, but if you want to give it even more of an autumn taste, consider adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves to the fudge.

9. Pretzel Turtles

Pretzel Turtles photo
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Pretzel Turtles are a fun twist on traditional turtle candy recipes. Caramel, chocolate, and pecans are all layered on pretzel crisps for a sweet and salty, crunchy and chewy treat!

10. Pecan Pie Fudge

Pecan Pie Fudge
(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

If you love the taste of pecan pie, you will love this fudge! Toasted pecans bring a deep nutty flavor to this brown sugar fudge with a hint of maple.

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