Chocolate Covered Pecans Recipe

This chocolate covered pecans are quick and easy to make. These mouthwatering morsels are a delicious addition to any dessert table and make great homemade gifts for the holidays.

What to serve with these chocolate covered pecans

If you’re adding these pecans to a dessert table and would like to some more chocolate covered treats, try these yummy chocolate covered figs. They have a uniquely delicious flavor and texture. Or try these lavender truffles. They have a delightful flavor and lovely scent.

Chocolate covered pecans on a white plate.

Ingredients and substitutions

I prefer to use dark chocolate when making these chocolate covered pecans, but you can substitute any type of chocolate you prefer.

I like to use toasted pecans in this recipe because I love the depth of flavor and crunchy texture the toasting process adds to the nuts. You can substitute raw pecans if you prefer.

How to make chocolate covered pecans

Start by adding the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has melted and there are no solid lumps of chocolate remaining, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.

Melted dark chocolate in a metal pot.

Add 1/2 cup of toasted pecan halves to the pot of melted chocolate, then gently stir to coat them completely (reserve the other 1/2 cup of pecan halves).

Melted dark chocolate and pecan halves in a metal pot.

Use a fork to lift a pecan half out of the pot of melted chocolate and place it on a plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

One pecan half covered in wet melted chocolate.

Place one of the reserved pecan halves (not coated in chocolate) directly on top of the chocolate coated pecan half.

A chocolate covered pecan on a silicone baking mat.

Use a spoon to scoop out a small amount of melted chocolate from the pot and drizzle it on top of the two stacked pecan halves.

A chocolate drizzled pecan on a turquoise silicone baking mat.

Repeat that process with the rest of the pecans, then place the plate of chocolate covered pecans in the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Pecan chocolates on a silicone baking mat.

Giving them as gifts for any occasion

These chocolate covered pecans are perfect for gifting. Add them to a paper box, tin container, or cellophane bag. Then add a festive ribbon and a gift tag and you’re all set. They’re such an easy and budget-friendly gift that’s perfect for chocolate lovers.

Storage and freezing

Store these chocolate covered pecans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to seven days or freeze them for up to six months.

Chocolate dipped pecans on a white plate.

More chocolate covered treats to try

Chocolate Covered Pecans Recipe

These chocolate covered pecans are an easy and delicious treat. They're a nice addition to any dessert table and also make great homemade holiday gifts. These are a must try if you're in the mood for a nutrient-dense treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chilling time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 104.9kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup toasted pecan halves, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate (or substitute any type of chocolate you prefer)

Instructions

  • Add the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has melted and there are no solid lumps of chocolate remaining, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add 1/2 cup of toasted pecan halves to the pot of melted chocolate, then gently stir to coat them completely (reserve the other 1/2 cup of pecan halves).
  • Use a fork to lift a pecan half out of the pot of melted chocolate and place it on a plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Place one of the reserved pecan halves (not coated in chocolate) directly on top of the chocolate coated pecan half.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out a small amount of melted chocolate from the pot and drizzle it on top of the two stacked pecan halves.
  • Repeat steps 4-6 with the rest of the pecans.
  • Place the plate of chocolate pecans in the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Store these chocolate covered pecans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to seven days or in the freezer for up to six months.
     

Nutrition

Serving: 2Pieces | Calories: 104.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.3g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 9.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 1.9mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 2.5g | Vitamin A: 7.6IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11.8mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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