Soundtrack: Punk Bunny
Supplies: saucepan measuring cups/spoons spatula silpat lined baking sheet wire rack Ingredients: 1/4 c butter 1 c finely chopped pecans 1 and 1/2 c confectioners sugar 1/3 c sweetened condensed milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 8 oz white baking chocolate chips paste food colorings
finely chop pecans
melt butter in saucepan. stir in pecans, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. transfer to bowl
chill for 2 to 3 hours
shape mixture into eggs (…decided to go with balls vs. eggs since making mini eggs wasn’t really working out for me) - place on silpat lined baking sheets and refrigerate overnight
melt white chocolate in bowl set above pot of simmering water. using fork or candy holder carefully dip candy into melted chocolate.
place on wire rack and allow chocolate to harden
place small amount of food coloring on paper plate (or plastic container lid). dilute with a bit of water to achieve pastel colors.
crumple piece of wax paper, dip and carefully blot eggs to decorate.
allow coloring to set, chill candies
- the pecan cream filling is pretty rich so i wanted to make smaller sized pieces – especially since they were going to be coated in white chocolate which is suuuper sweet. i thought small ball shapes just made more sense than eggs since every time i tried to make a mini egg it wound up looking round anyways
- dipping the candies in white chocolate with the round chocolate dipping tool i have resulted in some weird marks when i put the candies down to cool – i let the chocolate harden up some and then re-dipped wonky looking ones for a thicker coat
- the bottoms of the coated candies stuck to the wire rack while cooling. luckily i still had some melted white chocolate left over so i went back and tried to fill in the gaps
- wear gloves
- seriously – this was what the final product was supposed to look like. i like to think mine’ve got character.
Review: really rich tasting but pretty and festive. i don’t like white chocolate but it’s a sacrifice that has to be made to get the colors to turn out so vibrantly. smooth and melty with little bits of crunch from the pecans. i like them better chilled vs. room temperature. again, i cannot re-itterate enough these are so sweet i can’t imagine eating more than one at a time, if that. maybe if you really like white chocolate…