Chocolate-Drizzeled Caramel Filled Pecans

Whole pecans filled with a no sugar added caramel sauce, drizzled in homemade dark chocolate. A simple and easy snack to prepare and impress your guests with.


First, select large whole pecans and fill them with the caramel sauce


Make a homemade dark chocolate and drizzle it over the pecans


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Chocolate-drizzeled Caramel Filled Pecans
  • ½ cup Medjool dates
  • 1½ tbp water
  • 80 whole raw pecans
  • 4 oz of homemade dark chocolate (or you can just melt your favorite dark chocolate)
  1. to make the caramel sauce, remove the pits from the dates and process them in a food processor along with 1½ tablespoons of water until creamy
  2. scoop a small amount of the caramel sauce on one side of a pecan and then place another pecan on top, creating a sandwich
  3. make your homemade chocolate or melt your favorite dark chocolate and drizzle it over the sandwiched pecans

    Yields 40 Caramel Filled Pecans

Recipe adapted from this post

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  1. cazza June 1, 2013 at 10:43 pm Reply

    I just made these little buds from heaven, OMIGOD!!!!!
    You are pure genius,I LOVE LOVE LOVE them,Thank-you so much for sharing.
    It is so generous of you and it’s greatly appreciated,hope you have a great day

  2. dani July 30, 2013 at 7:53 am Reply

    With the 1/2 cup dates, do you use 1 1/2 or 3 Tbsp water?

    • adriana July 30, 2013 at 8:02 am Reply

      It is 1 1/2 tablespoons of water. I updated the post, thanks.

  3. Donna September 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm Reply


    Serving Size 100g
    Total CARBs….. 75g
    SUGARs 63.4g

    Using dates can be very dangerous for Diabetics. They are 75% CARBs which all convert to SUGAR………We have a “word code” SUGAR FREE means 0 CARBs…. NO SUGAR ADDED means no raw or refined sugar added but it is sweetened with other ingredients that can SPIKE our sugar highs and trigger and diabetic reaction. I’m sure you didn’t know this… non diabetics don’t. But being that PALEO cooking is so wonderful for diabetics giving us many foods (without flour, potatoes, rice and all the other things that SPIKE) we have been forbidden to eat…. it might be kind of you to say “No Sugar Added” instead of the misleading term SUGAR FREE. Dates are #4 on the Diabetics never Eat List,
    Thank you for listening.

    • adriana September 8, 2013 at 10:06 am Reply

      Thanks for the info Donna. i will change it to “No Sugar Added”

  4. Amie Sue September 8, 2013 at 10:13 am Reply

    Thanks for the link to my site :)

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