Pecan Clusters

Total Time:
13 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
6 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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
Just finished this one and cleaned up my kitchen and it turned out great!!! Add a little cinnamon for a kick...perfect for a Latin theme party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe! It's pretty much the same as my fudge recipe. For those having trouble with it being grainy it's because your sugar is crystallizing. Put the sugar in the middle of the pot then pour the milk around the edge of the pan so NO sugar is in direct contact with the side of the pot until the sugar is melted. If you see sugar crystals on the pot brush them down with a wet pastry brush. If you stir the mixture constantly, make sure you don't "splash" it on the side of the pot. If you do you must wash down the sides with water. Also, DO NOT scrape the pan when pouring or spooning it out. If there is hard sugar cooked to the bottom it will crystallize the whole mixture if you scrape it up. This is pretty basic candy making - just one sugar crystal will "ruin" the whole batch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not sure how I could have turned so many wonderful ingredients into a mealy, grainy mess. HELP! What did I do wrong? I boiled the milk etc. for the 8 minutes (stirring the whole time) and immediately poured over "kisses" and Marshmallow Creme. I poured it all at once and almost right away it was very thick and hard to stir. I kept hoping that after I added the 2 cups of pecans that a miracle would happen...NOT. Oh well, maybe I'll try again one day, but there are too many "tried and true" candy recipes out there that I can count on. In fact, I made one of your candy recipes(English Toffee) yesterday that was perfect! I love your recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed recipe exactly except I used semi-sweet choc. chips because I did not have Hershey's kisses. I leet it come to a boil per instructions and then I stirred often during the 8 min. They turned out great! Tastes like fudge. I would like to try with Hershey's kisses. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Do not try this recipe. Waste of ingredients and time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Paula make this on her show and thought it would be a nice treat to make for our neighbors. I'm always looking for something easy but tasty to make during the holidays. My 11 year old son enjoys helping. We followed the recipe to the letter (with the exception of breaking the pecan halves into smaller pieces) and had no problems at all. The hardest part (not really hard) is waiting for the milk mixture to boil, then stirring it for the 8 minutes. I brought it up to a boil slowly, on med to med hi-heat, then turned it down slightly to let it cook for the 8 minutes, stirring constantly. My son really enjoyed spooning it onto the wax paper, then licking the spoon when we were finished. They began setting up pretty fast. Can't wait to share them with our neighbors and the wonderful people at the nursing home! Merry Christmas!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the directions as posted and they never set up, gooey, what a waste of money!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe as is and this was easy and came out great, the candy was good and i even made a bunch to hand out to co- workers for x-mas :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
So, I saw this made on TV and it looked soooo easy! :D I came home and whipped it up and used semi sweet choc. chips instead...and then as I was boiling the sugar/butter mixture I realized that I didn't want it to cook the full 8 min. I let it cook for almost 6 min. and I stirred it constantly to make sure it wouldn't boil over or burn. When I poured if over the choc. and marshmallow mix it sounded strange so I stirred as I added the hot mixture and gradually combined the two. When all is said and done they are great! I think they just taste like little mini-fudge pieces! This is a very easy recipe you just have to "baby" it and stir stir stir! And just so you know....I am not an experienced cook/baker and this is the first time that I made them! :D item not reviewed by moderator and published
At first I was not going to try this recipe because of all the reviews but then there was one excellant review which stated if you just follow the recipe but use 1/2 jar of the marshmallow cream it came out well. I am greatful for that review or I might have used 1 whole 12 oz can of Evap. Milk and had a runny mess. As it was I used the 6 oz. I also followed the suggestion to add the Hershey's Kisses and Marshmallow cream to the pan the sugar and milk mixture was cooked in. I took the pan off the stove, added the candy and marshmallow cream, mixed and then added the nuts and mixed. Had my wax paper ready and strated dropping the candy by teaspoons onto the wax paper. Got over 7 dozen good size pieces of candy and by the time I finished the first ones had already set up. I used a non-stick pan and just gave everything left in the pan a quick turn every once in a while and it did not start to get hard in the pan. DO stir constantly when cooking both before and after the milk and sugar mixture boils or the sugar will start to harden. I adjusted the temp. of the eye on the stove to keep the mixture at a low boil the entire 8 minutes. It also taste great!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was warned from other reviews about this recipe. Evidently I did not heed their warnings. I tried it and it was a disaster. I believe the cooking time is way too long for this type of candy and I'm not real sure about using that much candy kisses. When I incorporated all the ingredients together, it was as though they were being deep fried, turning into hard grains of mess and I didn't even get to mix it all together! I am very upset that I spent the time and money thinking I would be able to give them as Christmas gifts this season! Lesson well learned. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula you've done it again the receipt looked so simple so I tryied it what a mistake.I said I would not make any more of your recips and I just made anoither mistake thank you for wasting my money. mw item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am an experienced cook and baker. This was not worth the effort. It was dry and crumbly and the taste was not something I'd want to eat. And I love chocolate and pecans. So save those expensive pecans for something else. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was afraid to try this after all the reviews but I took every precaution necessary and they turned out perfect and delicious. I did cut the marshmellow cream in half (3 oz) and if I hadn't looked closely I would have used a 12 ou. can of evap. milk instead of cutting it in half. So that was a save. Also, I put the Hershey kisses and marshmellow into the butter, sugar, milk mixture and left it on the stove on low and it was very workable. Also, to make it a cluster, you have to mix the pecans into the mixture not put one on the top. I was very pleased with this recipe and hope that those suggestions will help others to have a success as well. Also, I used fat free evap milk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
seems paula dean would take the time to review her receipes that someone else types in for her. i watched program on tv showing these cookies and wrote down directions as she gave them. was in question about amount of marshmellow because one time she said use a 7 oz jar and another time she said she used a half a 7 oz jar. its important to have the ingredants correct or u could end up with something u will have to throw away. so i came online to get a copy of directions and here it says use a jar not half a jar. sure glad a read reviews because i probably would have used a whole jar. if ur going to tell me how to make something give me the correct directions. i think someone should tell paula dean but of course she will never learn of this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wondering if some had problems with this because they used marshmallow fluff and not marshmallow creme? The creme is a bit more dense than fluff. Just a thought. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have come to the conclusion that noone from FoodNetwork or Paula reads these reviews. I seen the tail end of the show last week featuring these Pecan Clusters and I thought they sounded like a good idea for New Years at my Moms. I told everyone that I was making them. I followed the recipe to a T except I used simi sweet morsels instead of Kisses. They never set up, and never resembled a pecan cluster. Looked more like puppy poo. I only wish that I had read the reviews first before I spent all this money on the ingredients of something that I now have to trash. And to make matters worse have to find something last minute to make for tonight!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe according to the good housekeeping which was similar to the one here. It was dry and gritty. *sigh* all that time for nuttin. (pun intended). It would be great if they would give you correct ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Once again I have tried to make something using one of Paula's recipes, Pecan Clusters, and it did not work. I saw the show featuring these last season and copied the recipe from the website. Today, I put the recipe together and the batter was too runny. I put it in the refrigerator to cool thinking it could set up and harden. No luck. This afternoon the show was on again and I watched carefully. She stated that she only used 1/2 of the 7oz. of marshmallow and the batter shown in the segment was obviously thick. I am now very wary of any of these receipes as this is the 2nd one I have used from Paula that was not written on the website correctly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out great! I started timing the 8 minutes after it started to boil and I didn't stir. I also used 1/2 of the 7 oz jar of marshmallow cream. For the ones who it didn't work for, try again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a candy. Most candies require a candy thermometer. From the consistency of the candy that I saw on the show(kinda fudgy), I think that cooking the milk mixture to the softball stage should do the trick. Hope that this is helpful. Be blessed! Autumn item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a little worried after reading negative reviews, but mine turned out great. I've had problems with several of Paula's recipes not turning out correctly, but this one did fine. I did use just half the jar of marshmallow fluff (like she did on the show). I also made sure to bring the sugar/milk mixture to a boil before starting the 8 minute count, and I didn't stir the sugar while it cooked to keep it from getting grainy. It's really, really sweet, but a nice holiday treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these and they turned out perfect. I got the recipe from the December 2008 Good Housekeeping magazine. I made them according to the directions, except I left the pecans whole and toasted them in the oven first. I dropped the chocolate mixture onto waxed paper and then pressed a whole toasted pecan into each candy while it was warm. (This is how they were pictured in the magazine.) You have to work quickly because the mixture firms as it cools. I thought they were good, but a little too sweet. I think semi-sweet chocolate may taste better in this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made these using recipe from other site; The correct recipe and cooking instructions below: 12 dozen (change servings and units) Ingredients 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream 1 1/2 lbs milk chocolate candy kisses 5 cups sugar 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk 1/2 cup butter or margarine 6 cups pecan halves Directions 1Place marshmallow cream and chocolate in a large bowl. 2Bring sugar, milk, and butter to a boil in a large heavy saucepan, stirring constantly. 3Boil, stirring constantly, 8 minutes. 4Add milk mixture to marshmallow cream mixture, stirring until chocolate melts. 5Stir in pecans. 6Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto wax paper-lined baking sheets; chill until firm. 7Store in refrigerator. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The bad reviews go back two years. For the people who did have success - exactly what recipe and measurements did you use? I would like to try this recipe again. Mine turned into a hard, gritty mess. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews and some of them go back over a year. It seems like the recipe on line could have been corrected to match the show (1/2 jar of marshmallow cream is what Paula stated on her show instead of a whole jar as stated in the recipe on line) within the last couple of years. They were way too sweet, which makes me wonder if the sugar amount was wrong also. I do not think that 1/2 jar of marshmallow creme would make that much difference in sweetness, just consistency (mine took 2 days to set up). I love Paula's recipes, I just wish the on line site was more accurate. They have been wrong many times compared to what Paula says on her shows. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a terrible waste of time and ingredients! I don't understand how so many people could make the same recipe and get three very different results: too stiff, too runny and "fabulous!" Could 3-1/2 oz. of marshmallow really make that much difference? When I use a recipe for the first time, I always follow it to the letter, checking and re-checking each step. I used the on-line recipe and got thick soup! Maybe I'll have to bake a cake and use this as icing? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Paula make this on TV. I even tapped the episode to make sure I'd do it all like she did...Got the recipe from here,(didn't match what she used on TV), But gave it a try. Turned hard in the bowl before I could add the pecans.....What gives with the recipe? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow ! This was soooo easy and good. It is a little sweet but ya just eat smaller pieces more often. HAHA. I just followed the recipe off of the show. It turned out perfect. I did leave the mix on the stove while I spooned it out as to keep it soft. It;s smooth and the chocolate along with the pecans.... yummy! I didn't use all of the kisses. A little too much chocolate for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the review to make the milk 12oz not 6. Two night before a xmas party and I have a bowl of soup!!!! Why did I listen to the review and not the recipe!!!! What a waste!!! I put it in the fridge in hopes of a fudge. Doubtful. Do the recipe not the review~!~ item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was exceptionally easy to follow. I had "taste testers" to sample the goodies before I entered it into a contest at work. It didn't win the palates of the judges but it did for everyone else who sampled them! A very tasty treat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought these would be great after seeing them on the show. I followed the recipe from the web and all I can say is "I hope my garbage can appreciated the expense I went to to feed it." They turned out horrible item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even after reading some of the mixed reviews I tried this recipe but the chocolate didn't set up. As someone said, it's too many ingredients to toss. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe did not work for me. I ended up tossing in the trash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Set up like concrete before I could even get the hot mixture into the marshmellow cream and chocolate. Waste of ingrediants as far as I am concerned! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe. My candy did not get firm. I even tried to cool it. What did I do wrong. Any suggestions. Taste great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe because it sounded easy and good. I guess I cooked mine too long but I cooked it for 8 minutes just like the recipe said. What I didn't understand was when it said to bring to a boil and cook for 8 minutes. Does that mean boil for 8 minutes or bring to a boil and then cut the heat down and let it cook. I would like to try this recipe again but it is a little expensive to make and it not come out right. Also I used a 5 oz can of milk because I couldn't find a 6 oz can. Would that have made a difference? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Now, I am usually a huge fan of Paula and her recipies but this turned out to be a big disaster. I did not see Paula make these on TV, but the recipe looked easy so I decided to try them for a cookie platter for the holidays. I followed the directions exactly and everything was fine until the end. This mixture was not stiff at all, just the opposite, very very thin. These so called pecan clusters were not at all clusters. They would not set up so I put them in the frig and they were ok, until I took them out, then they got very messy again. Not sure what I did wrong, but I would definitely not try this recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Watched Paula demonstrate and looked very easy. The mixture never set up. I poured on buttered plates and put in refrigerator. After removing from frig it became soft again and could not be cut. Costly mistake! Is there an ingredient missing? item not reviewed by moderator and published
MADE TOO MANY. FOLLOWED RECIPE AND INGRED. TO EXACT. I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE HARD AND NOT CREAMY. WILL NOT MAKE THEM AGAIN. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi Paula,I tried your pecan clusters,and they turned out sugery,and could not drop,, to thick.My altitude is 3800 feet,so cooking should be a lesser time,the syrup also started to scorch,so I stired it the whole 8 min,new it cooked to long after 8 min.Would like to try them again,could you help me with directions for hi alltitude.To try and save the clusters I added a few drops of hot water and poured in a pan,they set up ok but are to sugary.Thanks Betty item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pecan clusters are easy to make, have just 6 ingredients, and include chocolate. Its a winner for me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Candy did not get as firm as I wanted and it was much richer than I was expecting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wish I had read the reviews on this cookie before I wasted not one, but 2 batches of ingredients. I love Paula and have made many, many of her recipes at home, but this one was a flop for me. Went through the recipe one time and the milk started to burn and make dark brown specks in the sugar mixture. I dumped that out and started again on a lower temperature and the exact same thing happened. I stopped the cooking 2 minutes short of the recommended 8 minutes and started to stir in the other ingredients. It got so hard I couldn't even stir in the pecans. I dropped them on wax paper with a small ice cream scoop and put one pecan on top. They are dry and have a slightly burned taste. Yuck! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe calls for 1- 7 oz. jar of Marshmellow creme. My friend made it for us from the TV show's recipe and it was the best I've ever tasted. The TV show calls for 1/2 of a 7oz. jar NOT the whole thing. That is probably causing the setting issues. I'm making it for a holiday party this weekend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these after watching the show. After making them they were a little soft. But the next day WOW I couldnt stay away.. I am going to put them in christmas tins for holiday gifts along with a few of my other favorite recipes. Thanks Paula for a easy yummy pecan cluster..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I should have gone by Paul's recipe, I read the last to comments and that was a MISTAKE. I added 12oz of the milk instead of the 6 and now I have soupy goop..I learned my lesson, I go by the recipe next time!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe does not work and was followed correctly. This is a poor excuse for a professional recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the reviews I wasn't quite sure I wanted to try these (sorry I can't give it a fair scale rating; I can't rate what I haven't tried yet). It just so happened that I was watching Paula's show (TiVo'd it) and listened to her explain how to make the Clusters. The error made is, she said to use 1/2 of a 7oz jar of marshmallow cream. Food Network says to use a 7oz jar of marshamllow cream. So for those who wish to try these, make the change to the recipe - use ONLY 1/2 of a 7oz jar of marshmallow cream. The other ingredients were correct. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just caught this on TV and I could have sworn she didn't put sugar in the bowl and she said to use 1/2 of a 7 ounce jar of marshmallow and I never did hear her say a whole can or how much of the milk. It looked to me like a whole 16 ounce can of sweetened evaporated milk. All she said was a can of sweet milk. Maybe I should look and see if my Mom has this recipe in one of Paula's cook books before I waste pecans and other ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This looked easy enough but when I started cooking the ingredients it became clear that I didn't really have any reference as to how high the burner should be for the 8 minute time mentioned. The mixture turned back into a sugary gritty paste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were really easy to make but I found the recipe to be way too sweet and too gooey to set. I left them in the refrigerator overnight to harden and only then was I able to take them off the wax paper without making a mess. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This did not work for me at all. I cooked it for 8 minutes as directed, and that may have been too long. It got hard the instant I poured it on the chocolate / marshmallow mixture. I will not try this again, it was not even close to coming out the right way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought they were to sweet myself but everybody else loved them and that is all that matters because they were for holiday gifts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Food network has a lot of mistakes in their recipes and I think this is another one; It seems that there should be a different mixture of marshmallow cream or milk. It was like thick mud. Also if they dont' give temps, they should say bring it up to a boil and put it on medium, high or low heat for 8 minutes. Paula dean's cooking is way over the top in regards to sugar and fat; she uses way too much. The mixture was also sickningly sweet for a candy which overwhelmed the pecans. Julia Child used butter to enhance flavor, not to overwhelm it. Paula Deans recipes are just overrated and hit or miss, with a lot of misses. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my cookie platters to bring to our holiday parties. They were a huge hit! So rich and delicious. Also, very easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for Christmas gifts after seeing Paula Deen make them on her show. They were a hit! They are creamy and delicious! Kathy Goose Creek, SC item not reviewed by moderator and published
We used the advice of "christie from lascassas, TN" and made this into fudge. We cooked 6-oz of evaporated milk, 1/2 stick of butter, and 2 and 1/2 cups of sugar. After they had cooked at a boil for 8 minutes we added the chocolate, then after it melted, 1 cup of marshmallow cream, and then in one recipe we added the chopped pecans and in another run at it we added 1 tsp. pepermint extract. WONDERFUL fudge, I have no idea how the cookies would turn out though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews and I decided to go ahead and make this recipe simply because it sounded so good. I cut the amount of marshmallow cream to a 1/2 jar like several people said it should be. Also, I used the Cherry Cordial Hershey's Kisses (YUMMMMMY) instead of the regular ones. This is some of the best candy (no, this definitely is not a cookie recipe)I have ever made. This one goes in the keeper file. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a pecan cluster lover and thought these would be great...but after trying just one of these cookies I found them to be too sweet and sticky almost like the consistency wasn't right. I won't make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These tasted great (reduced sugar to 2 cups, could have used a little less) but they were too soft. We had to keep them in the freezer and they still didn't get hard. When they reach room temp they get gooey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had absolutely no problems with the recipe. It looked just like it did on the TV program. I used Nestle semisweet chunks instead of hershey kisses. The end result reminded me of a cross between chocolate icing and fudge. A little sweet for my taste, but good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
paul this is a easy and dilicous candy .it is great my family loved them item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time in all my years of doing your recipes that I have been dissapointed. I followed the recipe and it came out a terrible mess, very thin and it did not set at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My problem wasn't necessarily with the consistency, but with the amount of chocolate! Guess I should have left a few more kisses out. (As another reviewer wrote, why not milk chocolate chips instead?) I added about 1/3 cup of chopped pecans - still not enough nuts and too much cholate for me. Perhaps they'll be better tomorrow when they've totally set up? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have any problem making them, but I did make them to large. They are sweet and you only need a little bite. If you have a sweet tooth you will like them. My husband loved them, I who don't like thing very sweet thought they were good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I too am disappointed. I watched the epidsode and wanted to try so I printed the recipe from the internet. I thought the marshmellow creme was off. I thought Paula said 1/2 jar and was surprised that the recipe said a whole jar. My candies are very sweet and much lighter in color that on TV. In addition, the candy had a difficult time sticking to the pecans. Hopefully, someone will read these and figure out how to fix the recipe before too many more people waste $10. worth of pecans! item not reviewed by moderator and published
was a runny mess didnt set even after over 30 min in fridge...followed everything and saw the episode still didnt work item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw the episode when Paula Dean made Pecan Clusters. Anxious to make something quick and easy for a cookie exchange, I jotted down the recipe as she cooked. I looked up the recipe on the Food Network website and found that the amount of marshmallow cream printed is different from what she used on the show. I used 3.5 oz. just like I saw Paula use in her demonstration. Mine turned out JUST LIKE hers on the show!! The key: Be ready to STIR and spoon out the clusters quickly! Also, use milk chocolate CHIPS and fold them up from the bottom of the mixing bowl up into the hot milk mixture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are absolutly wonderful and tasty, ill be making these for my christmas party. Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this today after watching Paula this afternoon. I was skeptical about making it from reading these reviews. I decreased the marshmallow cream and left the milk at 6 oz and followed the directions. I did use walnuts and broke them into pieces (1 1/2 cups). One thing I found helpful was using a metal bowl to mix the fudge in (it keeps the mixture warm longer). Hubby liked it...will make again!!!! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula only used 1/2 of a 7 oz. jar of marshmallow cream. Using the whole jar would cause all of the problems listed here. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never been able to make candy - but this is just too easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were super sweet & tasted good but I didn't much care for the texture. As soon as I added the marshmallow creme, the mixture started to harden really fast & I ended up with this grainy candy. OK, but don't know if I'll make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoy the Pecan Clusters very much. Serve them amny times for my guests item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a disappointment - will definitely read reviews before I try anything else with expensive ingredients. Although I watched the show, I didn't catch the discrepancy in the amount of marshmallow cream. The minute I poured the sugar mixture into the kisses and marshmallow cream, it looked like concrete. Ended up making it into balls with my hands but found that the pecan halves would not stick in the mixture. I don't understand why the recipe wasn't corrected when it was obviously brought to attention. Geri item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fun, easy and delicious!! I used variations like mint and coconut item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked the Pecan Clusters but wasn't what I expected them to be like. The consistancy wasn't what I thought it would be. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe and very tasty!! It was soo easy to make and even people who don't like pecans loved this recipe!!! Definately something to try!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Paula make this on her show so I went to "Food Network" and got the recipe. All was fine till I poured the boiling mixture into the kisses and marshmallow mixture and it was way too thin and never could get it to "stiffen" up so I could make clusters with it. I finally spread it out on wax paper and it looked like pecan pralines but tasted good but never hardened. We put it in the freezer and ate them straight out of there and they were good. I then watched Paula again on her show make them again the very next day and she said to use 1/2 of a 7 oz jar of marshmallow creme instead of a 7 oz jar of marshmallow creme. That must of been the mistake. I will try them again and possibly use milk chocolate chips because it takes too long to unpeel that many kisses. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this because my Hubby loves Pecans but it was awful(and embarrasing). They were all stuck together and never got hard enough - maybe it was the milk situation that I read in a previous review. But I can say it was a bad experience. I love to cook but not baking so this is why! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Spent alot of money on the ingredients, and all was wasted. Never set up. Recipe said cook for 8 minutes. It should have said cook til candy thermometer reaches "XXX degrees". Will never make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Paula do this recipe & thought it would be good for Christmas. I printed it off the internet and proceeded to make it. Everything was fine until I mixed the milk mixture with the chocolate and marshmallows. It was so stiff that I knew they would not work dropped from a spoon, so I grabbed a dish to spread it in then cut it into squares when it cooled. The clusters did have a good flavor but were a little dry. When I went back to the internet and read the reviews on this recipe, everyone mentioned an error in the amount of marshmallow. It is not the marshmallow that is in error, it is in the amount of milk. It should be one 12-ounce can not 6-ounce as is given on the internet. My last question to the Web Master is WHY did you not correct this error when people started having problems with this recipe? item not reviewed by moderator and published
OH!!!MY!!!GOSH!!! This tastes so much like Fuge. All my friends loved it. So did my aunt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe is super easy to make. My friends and family couldn't get enough. I ended up having to make three batches to have enough to go around. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to follow along with, and it made a wonderful candy for my guests! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this recipe to much to sweet. Maybe this is typical of southern pecan desserts. Would not make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
way to go paula dean. these are YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY. this recipe has definitely earned a place in my recipe book. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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