Candy Recipes

Scotchy Pecan Critters

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Yield: about 5 dozen candies


  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 4 cups pecan halves
  • 1 package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt butterscotch chips with 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar.
  3. Drop by small spoonsful onto wax paper-lined baking sheets.
  4. Arrange 3 pecans on each butterscotch drop.
  5. In large heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with remaining sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract.
  6. Remove from heat. Hold chocolate mixture over hot water.
  7. Drop chocolate by heaping spoonsful over pecan clusters.
  8. Chill for 2 hours, or until firm.
  9. Store loosely covered in the refrigerator.


Canadian Living magazine, December 1991

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