Candied Pecans

Chocolate and Peppermint is a wonderful flavor combination for the holidays!

Amoretti Peppermint Oil Extract


    • 1½ cups chopped pecans
    • 3 teaspoons water
    • 4 teaspoons sugar
    • 2¼ cups good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
    • 1½ teaspoons vegetable oil
    • ¼ teaspoon Amoretti® Peppermint Oil Extract


    1. Pour water into saucepan.
    2. Add sugar and bring to a boil.
    3. Remove from heat and stir in the pecans, making sure to coat them completely.
    4. Use a slatted spoon to remove the pecans, and spread them evenly on a rimmed parchment- (or silpat-) lined baking sheet.
    5. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
    6. Remove from oven, stir, and let pecans cool in the pan.
    1. Transfer the candied pecans into a medium bowl, set aside.
    2. Gently melt the chocolate in a double boiler, then stir in the vegetable oil and Amoretti® Peppermint Oil Extract.
    3. Temper the chocolate.
    4. Pour the tempered chocolate over the pecans, and mix completely.
    5. Spread mixture on parchment paper or a silpat, and let set in a cool spot for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best.
    6. Break into pieces, and enjoy!
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