Pecan Clusters

Total Time:
13 min
5 min
8 min

6 dozen

  • 7 -ounce jar marshmallow cream
  • 3/4 pound chocolate kisses (recommended: Hershey's)
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 -ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 cups pecan halves

Place marshmallow cream and kisses into a large bowl. Set aside. Combine sugar, milk, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 8 minutes. Pour over marshmallow and chocolate, stirring until well blended. Stir in pecans. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.

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This is the first time I made this. I read a lot of the reviews and decided to try it. I did use a whole one and a half pound bag of Hershey kisses. I also did not stir the sugar mixture at all while it boiled, when pouring it out I did not scrape the bottom of the sauce pan either. This turned out wonderfully creamy and smooth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Paula make this recipe on TV so I thought I'd try it. First time I made this recipe it was nasty and grainy. I had to throw away. I figured it was just me so I made it a second time and followed to the letter. Another disaster. I wasted a lot of money on this recipe. I've made so many Paula Deen recipes and have had good luck. This is the worst recipe I've ever tried. Paula needs to adjust some of the ingredients or something. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this recipe for Christmas. What a winner! Did read reviews first so used only 1/2 of the marshmallow cream and chopped the pecans. Used a Le Creuset pan so had no problem with soft boiling the mixture for 8 minutes. I'm a retired Home Economics teacher and from my experience I have found heavy pans work best for candymaking. The equipment you use 'can' make a difference in the result. This recipe will be a go-to for candymaking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried this recipe TWICE and both times the mixture was way too thin to harden. It just made a blob on the wax paper. After reading some of the other reviews, it seems that the recipe online is incorrect and should only have HALF the jar of marshmallow cream. Wish I had read the reviews first before wasting all those expensive pecans and chocolate. :-( item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I made these I used the half pecans as listed and the cluster seemed too bulky and awkward to make so I made them again the next day and used chopped pecans and they were much easier to put onto the wax paper and my husband said they were better that way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not see the show where Paula prepared this recipe, so I don't know anything about discrepancies in amounts. What I do know is that I followed the recipe and loved, loved, loved the candy. The clusters were very soft the first time I made them, so I have poured them into a 9"x9" pan since. I then cut this into squares just as I would fudge. Since the recipe doesn't say stir, I don't stir. Doesn't matter; perfect texture, perfect taste. I have experimented using half milk chocolate chips and half semisweet chocolate chips. This is good stuff! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i tried this recipe. everything was fine but i could not get the chocolate to melt completly. i do carmel corn so have no problem cooking the candy part. plus these things are way TO SWEET. oh i did use the whole container of marshmellow cream. cant believe the chocolate would not melt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thought this would be a no brainer..I followed the recipe , but like a few said I think the 8 min. time is a bit long. Mine turned out all crumbly and grainy. Not trashing the recipe just the way it turned out. Don't know what I did wrong , its not as if this is the first time I have cooked. Glad it turned out for some. I am just glad I didn't have to buy the pecans , they came from our trees. Don't think I will try this again though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Listen up, people. If you don't enjoy a Paula Deen recipe you did something wrong. Occasionally there is an error between tv show and printed recipe. Read the reviews and make notes before you start cooking. But don't trash a recipe and give a poor rating when you didn't know what you were doing----like when making candy! This is fabulously yummy when made properly!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
One ingredient in the recipe online is incorrect. On her show, Paula uses 1/2 a jar of marshmallow cream, not the entire jar. Food network, you should make this correction, please. I am glad I read the other reviews first and followed rnorton88750_12456412's suggestion. Waiting for them to cool now. I hope they harden enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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