Here is a simple pecan log recipe that can be used for all occasion celebrations throughout the year. Do you remember the taste of fluffy, cherry-laced nougat rolled in fresh caramel and pecan pieces? Mmmm… I can close my eyes and taste one now. And it would not be a small slice of the pecan log roll as I can eat the entire roll!
- 5 Tbsp evaporated milk
- 3/4 tsp rum flavoring
- 2 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar – sifted
- 1 cup coarsely chopped candied cherries
- 24 – 30 caramels
- 1 1/2 cup pecan pieces
Combine 2 Tablespoons milk and rum flavoring in bowl; blend in confectioner’s sugar. Knead until smooth and shiny; blend in cherries, adding additional confectioners’ sugar, if necessary. Shape into 6-inch logs and roll in waxed paper. Chill until firm. Combine caramels with remaining milk; heat over boiling water until melted, stirring frequently. Pour melted caramels into medium bowl and roll chilled log in caramel mixture to coat evenly and then quickly roll caramel coated log over the pecan pieces. Roll in waxed paper and chill until firm.