Mamaw's Pecan Rolls

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Center Ingredients:

  • 1lb box powdered sugar
  • 1 8oz jar marshmallow cream
  • ¼ tsp pure almond extract
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Waxed paper sheet for freezing

Center Directions:

  • Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper and set aside for later.
  • In large bowl, pour in powdered sugar, marshmallow cream and extracts.
  • Fold all ingredients together until all of the sugar is worked in.

  • Form contents into a large ball.
  • Cut the large ball into fourths
  • Then cut each fourth again into fourths.
  • You should have 16 pieces.

  • Roll each ball between the palms of your
    hands to form a log (center).
  • Lie centers on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper (be sure they are not touching each other)
  • Place in the freezer until frozen.
  • Remove frozen centers from cookie sheet
  • Store centers in groups of eight in waxed paper or baggies
  • Re-place in freezer until ready to dip in caramel coating.

Caramel Dip Ingredients:

  • 2-3 bags of Kraft Caramels candy
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6-8 lbs. of pecan halves
  • 16 waxed paper squares for wrapping and storing.
  • Double Boiler Pan


Prep for Dipping:

  • Melt Kraft caramels in double boiler.
  • Add water to caramels and stir.
  • (Keep caramels hot until the last center is rolled)

  • Place halved pecans in a large pie tin for rolling (or on counter with a large sheet of waxed paper)
  • 16 waxed paper squares for storing rolls


Assembling the Pecan Roll:

  • Remove a few of the centers from the freezer.
    Note: Do not let them thaw - they need to be solid
  • Using tongs, dip a frozen center into the hot melted
    caramel. Once covered in caramel, remove for rolling

Helpful hint: Keep faucet water to a steady drip so you can dampen your hands before rolling in pecans to prevent the dipped candy from sticking to your hands during the rolling process.

  • Roll the dipped center in the bed of pecans (with your hands), completely covering the dipped center.
  • Gently pack the pecans around the center to ensure its completely covered

  • Place the pecan candy log in the center of a waxed paper square, fold and roll to seal.

And now you should have 16 delicious Pecan Rolls to share with family and friends!


Thanks Mamaw!