Pecan Candy Recipes

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.

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    Cranberry Pralines
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    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.

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    Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    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.

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    Dulce de Leche Pecan Bites
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    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.

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    Turtles Candy
    (c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    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!

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    Pretzel Turtles photo
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    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!
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    Pecan Pie Fudge
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    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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    Turtle Cups
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    Turtle Cups are a fun variation on the traditional Turtle candy made of pecans, caramel, ​and chocolate. This version doesn't have the typical turtle shape, but it has the classic Turtle flavor in an elegant package that's easy to serve and eat.

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    Martha Washington Candies
    Elizabeth LaBau

    These traditional chocolate-dipped cream candies have a funny name, but their taste is no joking matter. The soft, chewy filling is a delicious combination of sweet shredded coconut and crunchy toasted pecans.

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    Maple Fudge
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    Maple syrup and toasted pecans make this smooth fudge taste like autumn! Be sure to use real maple syrup and not maple-flavored pancake syrup, and toast the pecans for maximum nut flavor.

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    Pecan Rolls Picture
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This recipe for an Easy Pecan Roll makes eight miniature nougat logs, covered in creamy caramel and crunchy toasted pecans. The end result is a sweet treat that is bursting with pecan flavor.

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    Butter Pecan Fudge
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    The delicious flavors of aromatic vanilla, rich butter, and toasted pecans are featured in this easy recipe for Butter Pecan Fudge.