Pumpkin Pecan Pie CandyPosted: November 12, 2009
What a great but super easy candy recipe. I found this on BeanTown Baker’s site and made them almost immediately. They were super good and definitely ones I will make again!
1 (15oz) can pure pumpkin
2 cups white sugar – since my coconut was sweetened, I cut the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups
2 cups unsweetened coconut – I couldn’t find unsweetened, so I used sweetened coconut
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
In a medium saucepan, combine the pumpkin, sugar, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. On medium heat, cook and mix together and allow sugar to dissolve. Continue cooking and stirring until mixture forms into a ball, about 15-20 minutes. Have patience, it will eventually turn into a ball once the liquid evaporates.
Remove mixture from heat and add in vanilla. Transfer to a heat safe bowl and cover mixture with plastic wrap so a skin does not form. Chill in refrigerator until cool.
Using a cookie scoop that is about a TBSP size, scoop up balls and roll in the palm of your hands. Roll balls in the chopped pecan, coating all sides. Put back in fridge to let set.