Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 25 mins

This recipe comes from a holiday catalog from Taste of Home. Reminds me of "Turtles," my dad's favorite treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, syrup and salt.
  2. Cook over medium heat until all sugar is dissolved.
  3. Gradually add milk to mixture and mix well.
  4. Continue to cook until candy thermometer reaches 248°F, or firm ball stage.
  5. Remove mixture from heat and stir in vanilla.
  6. Fold in pecans.
  7. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased sheet, or sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Chill drops till firm.
  9. Loosen from paper.
  10. Melt the chocolate and shortening together in the microwave or in a double boiler.
  11. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over each pecan cluster.
  12. Allow to cool completely.


Most Helpful

The recipe I have from TOH calls for 1 cup of semisweet mixed with 1 cup of milk chocolate chips, so that's how I made them. They were really good. One caveat -- kept in the fridge they were too hard to eat, but if left out they stuck to the plate!

wife2abadge December 26, 2007

Love this recipe! I make this every Christmas since I saw the recipe in Taste of Home. Sometimes I make this candy anytime during the year just because my family and friends love it! Thanks for posting.

Mavis S. September 08, 2007

I just made these for the weekend and they were delicous and they got all eaten up! I had this recipe marked from a Tast of Home Cooking School Cookbook and finally got around to making them. Glad I did!

appliance queen December 27, 2004

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