Get creative with pretty packaging and bring some to your next dinner party as a gift to the host/hostess.
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1. Cookie sheet
2. 4 oz. milk chocolate
3. 2.5 cups lightly toasted chopped pecans
4. 1.5 cups sugar
5. 9 oz. light corn syrup
6. 12 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
7. Silpat or parchment paper
8. 1 lb. butter cut into 1 inch pieces
First, heat the sugar with 6 tablespoons of water in a large saucepan over low heat. Swirl occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
Note: If you don't have a large pan, divide the mixture into two medium ones like I did.
Next, add the corn syrup followed by the butter.
Then, turn up the heat to bring to a boil, stirring from time to time.
When the mixture reaches the hard-crack stage - aroud 300 degrees on a candy thermometer - after about 20 minutes, quickly stir in one cup of nuts.
Then, pour the mixture onto the lined cookie sheet and spread the candy as thin as possible.
To finish, melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Then, spread the melted chocolate on top of the candy and sprinkle the remaining pecans on top. Let it cool.