Craving something crunchy, sweet, and satisfying? I highly recommend this Chocolate Covered Pecans recipe! This simple and easy treat is made with just 2 ingredients, and the whole dish comes together in just a few minutes.
About Chocolate Covered Pecans Recipe
Chocolate-dipped nuts are always my go-to snacks for Christmas or any special occasion because they offer all the chocolatey goodness mixed with a satisfying nutty crunch, which I love so much.
The sweetness is mild from the chocolate, yet each bite would be crunchy, a sign of a perfectly done version of this recipe.
In my opinion, the only downside I see to this recipe is that one of its main ingredients is pecans. Therefore, the recipe can't be made nut-free.
Why We Love This Recipe
- You can double or triple the recipe so that you can serve it to a larger number of crowds for special occasions.
- Crunchy, mildly sweet, so nutty; a perfect bite-size treat indeed!
- They are so easy and simple to make. Plus, it is only a 2-ingredient recipe!
- This recipe is adjustable, and you can make a few alterations in the flavoring such as using white chocolate, adding a little bit of spice, and the like.
- You can make this recipe completely vegan! You can just use vegan chocolate chips, and you are good to go.
- This dish has a long shelf-life. You can make plenty of it and then just keep it for days to come.
- These treat do not only look and taste delicious, but they are also a quick and easy gift idea for our friends and loved ones.
- This recipe does not involve baking or the use of an oven.
Let’s talk about the only 2 ingredients you will need to gather to make this easy snack:
"Detailed measurements can be found on the recipe card at the bottom of the page."
I like to use Semi-sweet Chocolate and sometimes dark chocolate; however, you can also use unsweetened chocolate or milk chocolate; it is a personal preference.
Also, pecans go well with white chocolate; you can coat the pecans with white chocolate and then drizzle dark chocolate on top of them.
Anyways, I highly recommend choosing high-quality chocolate for this recipe.
Do i have to roast the pecans? In my honest opinion, yes, you must roast the pecans because roasting them actually improves their rich, nutty flavor and also makes them extra crunchy.
I bet you are asking yourself, what is the best way to roast the pecans? There are so many ways to roast the pecans, such as: In the oven, stovetop or in the air fryer!
Personally, I prefer to roast them on the stove top. My grandma's trick for roasting the pecans is to melt a minimal amount of butter in a skillet before you toast the pecans; the butter will add a delicate flavor to your pecans without lessening their crunchiness 😉
How To Make Chocolate Covered Pecans?
Step one: Heat a small pan on low heat and add pecan. Toast for about 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Step two: In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips for 10-20 seconds, until melted.
Step three: As soon as the chocolate is melted, dip pecans in the chocolate one at a time, coating half of the pecan and placing them in a single layer on parchment paper.
Step four: Allow chocolate to harden, then serve.
Tip: If you don't have a microwave, you can melt the chocolate on the stovetop in a double boiler. This video will show you how.
- Double the chocolatey goodness by adding melted white chocolate alongside your melted chocolate chips!
- Be generous in the amount of chocolate you coat all over the pecans, the more chocolate, the more delicious your nuts will be!
- For the chocolates to thoroughly harden around the pecans, chill your Chocolate Covered Pecans for two to three hours. Cold, crunchy, still delicious to munch.
Variations & Substitutions
- Consider sprinkling a little bit of salt on top of this treat to add a slight saltiness to this dish.
- You may add some sprinkles on top of them.
- Add in chopped dried cranberries or another dried fruit into melted chocolate.
There are many ways you can serve and eat this dish:
Serve them with yoghurts or milkshakes.
Storing this treat in the fridge is a must since you wouldn't like the chocolate to melt off from the toasted pecans. Just simply place it within an air-tight container before you store it in the fridge. Keeping it inside an air-tight container will help it retain its crunch until you are ready to serve it again. No reheating is needed for this dish.
Of course, you can! Before you do so, make sure that you preheat your oven to 160ºC. Place the pecans in a baking sheet and leave it inside the preheated oven for at least 7 minutes, by the time is over, your pecans are already well-toasted.
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How To Make Chocolate Covered Pecans
- 40 Pecans , toasted
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips , melted
- Heat a small pan on low heat and add pecan. Toast for about 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.40 Pecans
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips for 10-20 seconds, until melted.½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- As soon as the chocolate is melted, dip pecans in the chocolate one at a time, coating half of the pecan and placing them in a single layer on parchment paper.
- Allow chocolate to harden, then serve.