Truffle Mania. I had leftover melted chocolate. Since I am not one to let chocolate go to waste, I opened the closest cupboard and found an opened bag of pecan pieces. I wonder how that would taste, I thought. I dumped the bag in the chocolate, stirred it up, plopped it on wax paper to set up, and chocolate pecan clusters were born.
|Chocolate pecan cluster alongside a piece of white chocolate covered pretzel.|
I also came across caramel pecan clusters in my search. Hmmm. I'm also now thinking about pralines.
I may need to buy some more pecans. Pee-cans or pe-cahns? The great debate. However you pronounce them, how about making a chocolatey cluster with them?
Chocolate Pecan Clusters
- 1/4 cup melted chocolate (milk, or dark)
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup pecan pieces (toasted optional)
- Stir the pecan pieces into the melted chocolate.
- Using a spoon, make piles about 1.5 - 2 inches on wax paper. Allow to set up, about 30-50 minutes, or chill in the fridge to speed up the process.
Note: I was just using up extra chocolate. Feel free to make a much larger batch ;)
For tips on melting chocolate, see this post: http://humancookiemonster.blogspot.com/2013/04/chocolate-tips-tricks.html.