Holiday Pecan Logs
The recipe Holiday Pecan Logs can be made in about 35 minutes. This gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe serves 26. One portion of this dish contains about 2g of protein, 8g of fat, and a total of 230 calories. It works well as a very affordable hor d'oeuvre. Head to the store and pick up half-and-half cream, nonfat milk powder, pecans, and a few other things to make it today.
Butter an 8-in. square pan with 2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
Combine confectioners sugar and milk powder; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, sugar and corn syrup; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Stir in confectioners' sugar mixture, about a third at a time, until blended.
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Continue stirring until the mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon.
Spread into prepared pan. Cool.
Cut candy into four strips; cut each strip in half. Shape each into a log; wrap in waxed paper and twist ends. Freeze or refrigerate until firm.
Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt caramels with milk, stirring often.
Roll logs in caramel mixture, then in pecans. Wrap in waxed paper. Store at room temperature in airtight containers.
Cut into slices with a serrated knife.
Recommended wine: Sparkling Wine, Sparkling Rose
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