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Caramel Pecan Clusters

Caramel Pecan Clusters

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 40 MINUTES
  • Yield: 18 CANDIES 1x


Indulge, in the mixture of textures and flavors found in these Caramel Pecan Clusters, where every morsel carries you on a voyage through a pastureland of sensations. Picture the creamy caramel with its deep and rich sweetness reminiscent of molasses welcoming the crunch of toasted pecans. Each cluster is like a rustic treasure that goes beyond being a piece of candy; it’s a homage to simplicity and indulgence. Meticulously crafted with care these clusters capture the heart of confectionaries while adding a twist that makes them incredibly tempting. They’re absolutely perfect, for those moments when you’re yearning for something fulfilling – they truly embody the happiness that homemade treats bring.



1 c Brown Sugar

1 c Light Corn Syrup

¼ tsp Kosher Salt

1 c Heavy Cream

¼ c Unsalted Butter

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 c Toasted Chopped Pecans


Line a cookie sheet, with parchment paper. Use a silicone baking mat.

In a pot with high ides mix together sugar, light corn syrup and kosher salt. Heat it over medium-high heat while stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Pour in the cream while continuously stirring to ensure that the mixture keeps bubbling.

Stir in the butter while continuing to stir the mixture.

Keep stirring until the mixture reaches 245°F on a candy thermometer. This process usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove, from heat. Quickly stir in vanilla extract and toasted chopped pecans.

Scoop out portions of caramel mixture onto your sheet. Allow it to spread naturally. Then gently press each cluster into your desired shape.

Let the clusters cool down completely and set before serving them.


If you’re someone who enjoys treats but follows a gluten-free diet you’ll be pleased to know that making these Caramel Pecan Clusters gluten-free is quite simple. The recipe itself is beautifully straightforward as the main ingredients, like sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream, butter, vanilla extract and pecans are naturally gluten-free. However it’s important to be cautious when selecting ingredients to ensure that these delicious clusters remain safe for a gluten-free diet. Specifically pay attention to the brand of vanilla extract and any additional ingredients you plan to use. Some vanilla extracts or processed nuts may contain gluten. Come into contact, with it during manufacturing. Therefore always choose products that are certified as gluten-free.

  • Prep Time: 10 MINUTES
  • Cook Time: 30 MINUTES