Out of all of the goodies I have made this holiday season, these might be my favorites. I am judging this by the fact that I ate three of them before I could stop myself. I seriously need someone to get these out of my house! They are also fairly easy to make and rather fail proof.
Here is what you will need:
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
Combine the coconut and pecans and set aside.
In a heavy saucepan over medium high heat combine the sugar, butter, half and half, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 4 minutes, stirring continuously.
Set off of the heat. Add the vanilla and the coconut and pecans. Stir and allow to sit a cool a bit before dropping. It will start to thicken and tighten up as it cools some.
With a small cookie scoop or Tablespoon drop onto wax paper. Allow to set up and dry for several hours!
These are great for candy or dessert trays or gift giving!