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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Pecan Sea-Salt Drops

These drops are essentially pecan pralines without the heavy cream and butter. The nuts are suspended in caramel, then sprinkled with flaky sea salt.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • yield: Makes 16

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • Large-flake sea salt, preferably Maldon

Cook's Note

The Pecan Sea-Salt Drops can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Coat 16 cups of two 12-cup mini muffin tins with cooking spray. Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush to prevent sugar crystals from forming, until sugar dissolves. Cook, swirling occasionally, until mixture just starts to turn golden around edge.

  2. Step 2

    Stir in pecans. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is pale amber, about 8 minutes. Working quickly, spoon caramel into muffin cups (about 1 tablespoon each), and immediately sprinkle with salt. Let cool completely. Remove from tins. (You may need to bang the tins to release.)

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2010

Reviews (2)

  • 10 Dec, 2012

    I have no idea what I did wrong here. I didn't even cook the candy for as long as Martha said to and I got REALLY hard glass-like candy. Really not appetizing. I broke most of them apart and kept the pecans and threw the glass away.

  • 7 Nov, 2012

    Get the same effect, just use the same amount of honey..... not as sticky, better tasting in my opinion