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Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve if using faux-tempered chocolate.

Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2017

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Credit: CHELSEA CAVANAUGH

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prep:
25 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
Makes 16 to 20
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pecans in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; toast until dark and fragrant, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool completely, then coarsely chop.

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  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, 1 tablespoon water, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring until butter melts, then reduce heatto medium-high and continue cooking, swirling pan occasionally, until a candy thermometer registers 280 degrees. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until thermometer registers 298 degrees.

  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and let stand until bubbles subside, about 30 seconds. Stir once, then pour mixture into center of prepared sheet, using a small circular motion (mixture will spread toward edges in an oval shape). Immediately sprinkle evenly with pecans. Let stand until hard and dry, about 1 hour.

  • Drizzle half of chocolate evenly over top (reserving remaining chocolate for another use). Let stand until hard and dry, about 2 hours. Break into small pieces and serve, or store between layers of parchment in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 month.

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